Samsung expected to ship about 45 million Galaxy S10 units in 2019

Kelley Robertson
March 9, 2019

The website added that shattered screen, which could be the most common scenario with a handset like Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10e, will leave users no option but to completely change the entire panel. The $1,980 Galaxy Fold that Samsung plans to release in April folds inward like a notebook.

The clamshell foldable is said to launch first, with the outward folding one to roll out soon after it. The display design would be siilar to the Mate X with inwards fold. The gadget is designed with an extra screen on the outside, but the manufacturer may remove it depending on how customers respond to a similar display on the Galaxy Fold, they said. This is apparently one of the reasons behind Samsung's reluctance to let reporters play around with the device at its unveiling late last month.

The device with the outward folding design was originally competing with the Fold to be the first to debut before Samsung chose to go with the inward folding approach. Samsung has yet to confirm the dimensions of the Galaxy Fold, but even assuming each side of the fold measures slightly less than the already-svelte Galaxy S10 (7.8mm) that's still around 15mm.

Among the innovations introduced by Samsung on the Galaxy S10 series we also find a feature that concerns the AR Emojis. Samsung is reportedly also working on increasing screen durability, addressing an issue of a crease appearing after 10,000 folds, with one suggestion being a free screen replacement if the issue occurs.

Samsung recently hosted its Unpacked event and showed off the Galaxy S10 lineup to the world. Further, Bloomberg's sources said that's why the company kept the device inside a glass display at MWC. It is likely that foldable phones will get more traction as the prices become more affordable than it now is. He now expects the S10 series shipments to be in the range of 40-45 million, up from his previous estimate of 30-35 million units.

According to Samsung's executive vice-president of R&D, Eui-suk Chung, the Galaxy Fold's in-folding design has several key advantages over the Mate X's out-folding form factor.

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