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Samsung is working on two more foldable phones: report


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Samsung is working on a pair of new foldable smartphones to follow its Galaxy Fold, the Bloomberg has reported.

The South Korean company is said to be developing a “clamshell-like device” and another phone with a similar fold to Huawei’s Mate X.

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On February 21, Samsung unveiled its first folding handset as part of an effort to rev up demand in the slumping smartphone sector.

The smartphone with a 4.6-inch display and unfolds to become a tablet of 7.3 inches.

“We are giving you a device that doesn’t just define a new category, it defies category,” said Samsung’s Justin Denison at the event.

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The new device will be available April 26 starting at $1,980, the company said.

The move comes with the smartphone market in its worst-ever decline with consumers keeping devices longer and waiting for new innovations.

Samsung made the announcement on the home turf of rival Apple, with the two giants battling for the premium segment of the market.

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