October may have brought us some interesting Android flagships, but November should get even better for one simple reason: The Samsung Developer Conference (SDC18), taking place in San Francisco on November 7-8, is the Place where we could learn more details about the future of the company's Android hardware. Samsung is expected to reveal or at least reveal some details about the foldable Galaxy F phone at the conference. And the company has already begun to tease the exciting new handset.
Samsung started developing foldable devices many years ago, and we expect the first foldable handset to be launched for about two years now. The device has been delayed over and over, but we are finally getting to the point where Samsung will release more details about it.
The Galaxy F, or whatever Samsung calls it, will probably pop up in stores sometime next year, but Samsung may want to unveil the handset next month to claim titles of the world's first foldable phone. Huawei is also looking for the same title and the company recently confirmed that the first foldable phone to do so will be its first 5G device.
Samsung posted a video for its developer conference a few days ago, which contains a blink. You-Miss-it teaser that foldable phones could be discussed at the event. The clip shows the profile of a foldable device that can be opened and then unfolded for tablet mode.
The message is also pretty clear. We're at a crossroads "between the present and the future," and Samsung's event is where "now meets next."
Switching to foldable devices seems to be the next logical step in development on the smartphone, and the only way we can enjoy larger displays on pocket devices is because we now use cell phones with all-screen designs.
But if Samsung succeeds in developing this new form factor, developers will surely have to invent something new, using a foldable screen experience. Reviews in recent months said user-friendliness was a major focus during the development of the foldable phone. Against this background, it makes sense that Samsung reveals the phone at a developer event.