Samsung doubles down on foldable devices

It unveils Galaxy Z Flip - which could fuel next smartphone revolution - and new S20 models

Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip folding smartphone on display in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday. Its clamshell design is a departure from the electronics maker's first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, launched last September. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRES
Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip folding smartphone on display in San Francisco, California, on Tuesday. Its clamshell design is a departure from the electronics maker's first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, launched last September. PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Samsung unveiled its second foldable smartphone on Tuesday, marking a doubling down on foldable devices which analysts said could fuel the next smartphone revolution.

The newly launched Z Flip's clamshell design is a departure from Samsung's first foldable phone, the Galaxy Fold, launched last September after months of postponement due to initial screen problems.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 13, 2020, with the headline 'Samsung doubles down on foldable devices'. Subscribe