I’m never sure is accidental “leaks” are really accidents or very carefully thought out marketing leaks, but, regardless of whether a plan or a leak, Samsung has given us another look at its upcoming foldable phone in a leaked teaser for an event later this month.
The company’s Vietnam branch posted a video meant for its Feb. 20 “Samsung Unpacked” event on YouTube. The video has since been deleted from their channel (but not before it was picked up by others).
The video shows a whole bunch of different futuristic concepts we might see from Samsung, and offers another tantalizing glimpse of the foldable phone, all to the tune of 1956’s Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be).
It’s been heavily rumoured that we’ll see Samsung’s much-anticipated foldable phone — which may or may not be called the Galaxy F — at the Feb. 20 event. However, we don’t know if the one in the video is the finished product or a concept, given some of the video’s more fantastical elements.
Samsung has officially remained mute on the discussion.
First reports of Samsung’s foldable phone surfaced back in November but were told the concept was still in development.
At the time, we learned that the cover display is 4.58 inches and has a 21:9 aspect ratio, with a resolution of 840 x 1960 and a screen density of 420 dpi. The Main Display, seen when you unfold the phone, is 7.3 inches and has a 4.2:3 aspect ratio, with a resolution of 1536 x 2152 and a 420 dpi screen density.
Samsung’s foldable phone already has competition. Huawei said we’ll see its 5G foldable phone at the Mobile World Congress later this month in Barcelona.
I saw a video of what I believed was the proposed folding screen when I attended the Japanese Electronics show in Tokyo in 1994. In the video, the screen rolled up like a Venetian blind, of course, that was years before smartphones.
Reporting for Computer Insider, I’m Bob Pritchard