Samsung teases new clamshell folding phone concept

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Samsung's new concept phone doesn't have a name yet.
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Samsung is doubling down on its efforts to make smartphones with a folding display a thing.

During Samsung’s annual developers conference this morning, the company unveiled a new folding phone concept that’s drastically different than the Galaxy Fold. Instead of folding from a regular-sized smartphone into a tablet, the new concept folds into a clamshell, kind of like a futuristic version of Motorola’s Razr phone.

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Deja vu: Galaxy Fold reviewer reports screen problem after just one day

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Is it time to give up on the Galaxy Fold?
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Samsung might be facing another Galaxy Fold display fiasco less than 24 hours before the device is set to launch in the U.S.

After canceling the Fold’s original April 26 launch date, Samsung spent months redesigning certain parts of the display to be more durable. According to at least one reviewer of the device though, it appears that Galaxy Fold display could still be very fragile.

Galaxy Fold debacle nears its end with US launch coming Friday

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Despite its problems, the Galaxy Fold is likely a harbinger of many folding phones to come.
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Samsung’s demonstration on the dangers of letting one’s reach exceed one’s grasp is almost over. The Galaxy Fold, the first mass-market phone with a foldable display, will reach US customers’ hands on Friday, many months after first scheduled.

Despite well-publicized problems, this company is already hard at work on a more affordable version. And rivals, including Apple, are also considering flexible screen handsets.

Samsung cancels all Galaxy Fold preorders ahead of launch

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The Fold launch as been a total fiasco.
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Samsung finally revealed the new launch date for the Galaxy Fold this morning, but if you already pre-ordered, you’ll have to get back in line.

Emails were sent out by Samsung to all customers that pre-ordered the Fold to notify them that their pre-order has been canceled so the company can “rethink the entire customer experience.”

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold finally launches on its home turf this week

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And it only took an extra five months!
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Samsung’s long-delayed Galaxy Fold folding smartphone will finally go on sale on September 6. This comes five months after it was originally made available for preorder.

The troubled handset, which has undergone a major redesign, will launch in South Korea this week. it will be followed by select countries including France, Germany, Singapore, U.K., U.S. in the near future.

Samsung allegedly plans to launch folding clamshell phone next year

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A cheaper price tag would make the Galaxy Fold even more attractive.
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Samsung plans to reinvent the flip phone next year with yet another folding display smartphone, only unlike the Galaxy Fold, this one will come with an old-school design.

The new Samsung folding phone will reportedly launch next year and instead of folding out into a tablet, the new design folds inward to make the phone more pocketable.