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Samsung’s foldable smartphone receives certification in China

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Last updated: January 16th, 2019 at 13:33 UTC+02:00

Samsung’s much-awaited foldable smartphone is likely to be unveiled alongside the Galaxy S10 on February 20. Ahead of that, the device which will have model number SM-F9000 has bagged approval from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT).

The foldable smartphone will reportedly be produced in limited numbers and this certification indicates that China could be among the few markets to get it.

CMIIT approves Samsung’s foldable smartphone

The model number SM-F900 surfaced back in November 2018. We reported exclusively that Samsung is testing the firmware version F900USQU0ARJ5 for the device in the United States. The European and Asian variants of this device may bear the model number SM-F900F and SM-F900N, respectively.

The CMIIT certification for SM-F9000 doesn’t reveal anything much. However, in the last couple of months, we have seen reports about its design, availability, and much more. Samsung showed off the device’s Infinity Flex Display at SDC 2018 in November. Samsung also reportedly showcased the foldable smartphone to a select crowd at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas earlier this month.

The foldable smartphone will reportedly sport a triple-camera setup on the back with Sony’s IMX374 sensor. The device is expected to be powered by Snapdragon 855 SoC and may come with 512 GB of internal storage. It may also pack two batteries with a combined capacity between 5,000 to 6,000mAh. And when it comes to pricing, the smartphone could well breach the $2,000 mark.

Samsung has confirmed that it will be announcing Galaxy S10 series at a Galaxy Unpacked event on February 20. It’s quite possible that the foldable device may also be announced then.

 

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