Samsung appears to want to shake things up for 2019 and they’re starting right out of the gate by abandoning their tradition of introducing new Galaxy smartphones prior to the start of Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) event, the largest event for mobile devices in the world. Instead, Samsung has reportedly chosen to introduce their Galaxy 10 in San-Francisco in mid-February, according to the Korea Herald.
It’s a little hard to believe that at this late stage of the game that such a move would be made; so a little skepticism is in order on this rumor, to be sure. Samsung will still have a huge presence at the MWC trade show. It’s the keynote event that is now in question. With Samsung’s profits falling by appoximately 40% in calendar Q4, Samsung may have decided to maximize their coverage of their S10 introduction in two major markets in the same month.
Additionally the Korea Herald spoke with a Samsung official about the company’s upcoming foldable phone. The official stated that “Because it is the first foldable phone by Samsung, we are thinking more about offering some powerful contents for better user experience that can be earned only from the foldable phone.”
According to this Samsung official, the foldable phone would come with a price tag of around 2 million won ($US1,788). Samsung will start with a limited amount of 1 million foldable phones in select cities in Korea and then in the US, China and Europe.