Samsung is expected to unveil the Galaxy S10 and a new foldable phone at its Galaxy Unpacked event later today.
A series of leaks over the past few weeks and months mean we can be reasonably sure we know almost everything about the different versions of the Galaxy S10. The same can be said about upcoming devices from LG, Xiaomi, and Sony, as well as pretty much every recent major phone release.
However, we know little about the foldable phone. The latest leak about the device, which came courtesy of EVLeaks, simply suggests it will be called the Samsung Galaxy Fold—not the most shocking piece of news.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) February 19, 2019
What we know so far has mostly come straight from Samsung
The most interesting details we currently have about the device came not from unnamed sources, but from Samsung itself at its Developer Conference in November. During the event, it revealed the phone will have a 7.3-inch foldable display on the inside and a 4.5-inch display on the outside.
However, we know little else. There have been few leaks about the cameras, no believable renders, and little regarding RAM, storage, processors, or any of the other things we usually have a good idea about on the day of a phone’s release.
There is always the chance that this is because Samsung isn’t going to unveil the phone tomorrow. However, that seems incredibly unlikely.
Samsung must know that after the hints it is has left on social media, not unveiling a foldable phone will leave a sense of disappointment in the room—something the company won’t want to happen at an event that aims to celebrate ten years of Samsung Galaxy.
How has Samsung kept things so quiet?
Samsung tipster Ice Universe offered a theory about why there have been so few convincing leaks about the foldable phone compared to other devices. He said it is due to Samsung only allowing a few people to see information about the phone.
Fortunately, Samsung only allows a small number of people to know the 5G version of the S10 and foldable phones, so their information has not leaked.
— Ice universe (@UniverseIce) February 19, 2019
If this is the case, it suggests Samsung hasn’t started mass-production of the device yet. This could mean we are still months away from seeing the phone in shops, even if the company does unveil it tomorrow.
However, as long as Samsung has a finished product for us to see later today, that doesn’t matter.
Not knowing everything about the phone means there will be genuine excitement when Samsung takes to the stage to make its announcement. Probably more so than any other phone release in years.
Luckily, we don’t have long left to find out what Samsung has planned. If you want to watch the Unpacked live, then you can do so on the Samsung website here.