Samsung’s foldable Galaxy phone will cost ‘twice the price of a premium phone’

“Samsung is so confident that the Galaxy F (or whatever it gets named) and Galaxy S10 are unique enough in their own right, that it will unveil both handsets simultaneously at the February 20 Unpacked event it is holding next month,” Daniel Petrov writes for PhoneArena. “A senior Samsung official has commented that ‘the folder phone will be released at twice the price of a premium phone, so a strong user case is needed.'”

“That for Samsung seems to be the unique form factor that brings abilities like running three different apps at once, or unfurling in a tablet-sized media consumption machine when you need it for watching videos or browsing,” Petrov writes. “The Galaxy S10, on the other hand, is reiterated to have a punch-hole display where the front selfie cameras are housed in an opening in the display itself.”

“Another added value of the Galaxy S10 that Samsung bets will be superior to the competition… [is an] in-display fingerprint scanner,” Petrov writes. “[Samsung] is allegedly using a second-gen ultrasonic scanner that reads through a thicker cover glass quicker and is reportedly more responsive than anything currently on the market.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Obviously, they cannot get facial recognition to work anything like Apple’s Face ID, so they have to continue to stick with antiquated fingerprint recognition systems.

As with fingerprint and facial recognition, when Apple debuts a foldable iPhone, then foldable smartphones will have been done right. — MacDailyNews, January 17, 2019

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  1. After using FaceID since the iPhone X came out….I long for the return of TouchID. It’s just more convenient than having to look directly at the screen in many/most cases. Paying for stuff on the iPhone now is more awkward than the older system.

    1. Totally agree. Watching a room full of coworkers raising phones to their faces dozen times a day is “awkward” to say the least. Meanwhile, my SE flat on my desk only needs a discreet and quick fingerprint press that works 99% of the time. Face ID is not worth the price or trouble…

  2. I have an iPhone 10 and the new iPad Pro. I like Touch ID better than Face ID. I think getting your face in front of the screen is annoying. It’s much easier to use your finger to unlock things. Perhaps Touch ID is less advanced, but I don’t care.

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