Speaking about the offer, Avneesh Khosla, Operations Director - Marketing, Vodafone Idea Limited said, "We are constantly looking at providing differentiated propositions to our digitally savvy premium customers, and we are delighted to partner with Samsung on the launch of its S10 devices". The iPhone maker hasn't announced any plans for a similar gadget.
However, a Samsung spokesperson told Bloomberg the Fold was displayed that way to help divert people's focus to the Galaxy S10 models coming out later this week. The Galaxy Fold has a small cover 4.6-inch display which opens up to a 7.3-inch screen. Samsung may also add an on-screen fingerprint sensor to the foldable phone, as it did on the Galaxy S10 model last month. Analysts believe now is the time for experimenting which design will work.
The outfolding device, which already exists as a prototype after being considered as Samsung's first foldable gadget, will roll out afterward, the people said. Like the Mate X, there's no extra screen and it's thinner than the Galaxy Fold.
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Samsung has launched the Galaxy S10 series of devices in India at an event in New Delhi.
Bloomberg notes that Samsung's desire for foldable supremacy is not necessarily aimed at direct Android competitors like Huawei, Xiaomi, Motorola, OPPO, or others planning foldables, but rather against Apple. Now a buyer can make a down payment for their Galaxy S10 phones and grab the smartphone followed by the instalments for the next 24 months. It's logical that the OLED panel manufacturer is trying to lure them into the world of foldables by giving them samples for use in prototyping of new flexible iPhones and Pixels.
The report does share a few more tidbits about the Fold, though. The Galxy Fold has the screen inside while the Mate X's display faces outside.