Samsung Foldable Phone
Samsung’s first foldable smartphone is spinning through the rumor mill for a while now. Earlier this year, the company’s mobile division CEO DJ Koh had made significant announcements about the release date of the foldable Samsung handset. The much-anticipated handset may finally become a reality by November 2018. While rumors are still doing the rounds, we still have no idea how does Samsung Foldable Phone look like?
First spotted by folks at XDA Developers, Samsung’s foldable smartphone was referenced in the upcoming build for Android Pie for the Galaxy S9. They discovered a framework file that mentions ‘winner’. Interestingly, ‘Winner” is the codename for the Samsung’s foldable smartphone. Usually, Samsung generally uses a ‘q’ in the codenames to reference Snapdragon versions. Henceforth, the foldable phone is expected to be powered up an Exynos processor.
The unreleased Android Pie build included the configuration files for the upcoming smartphone. Therefore, it is possible that the handset will ship with Android 9 out-of-the-box. The report predicts that the smartphone will use the Exynos 9810 SoC or Exynos 9820 SoC. Notably, the leaked Galaxy S9 Android Pie build also mentions four GalaxyS10 models.
The leak does not reveal any more details about the foldable phone. It only reveals a “_us” suffix on the file’s name that may or may not hint at a launch in the US. The release of the Galaxy ‘Winner’ has hardly any clarity.
Meanwhile, in the framework files, an upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor related policy file was found. To recall, a report earlier during the month hinted that the Galaxy S10 series may sport the Snapdragon 8150 processor. The policy file for the Snapdragon 8150 SoC could be for the Samsung Galaxy S10 series instead of the Galaxy F foldable smartphone.