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Whoops – Samsung accidentally scooped its own foldable phone

So. many. screens.

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Samsung’s Unpacked event is in less than three weeks now, so we expect to see tons of leaks over that time period. Official press renders of the Galaxy S10 and S10+ were leaked just yesterday by German site WinFuture, starting the latest drip-fed series of leaks. What we didn’t expect, however, is that Samsung would accidentally leak things on its own, but that’s what just happened.

GizmoChina first reported on the accidentally-posted teaser video, which was put up on the Samsung Vietnam YouTube channel way ahead of schedule. More of an overview of what the Samsung brand is working on, the minute-long teaser shows a future filled with possibilities and screens. Lots of screens.

Check it out

From a blurry picture of what could be the Galaxy S10 Lite, to a portable ultrasound device for home sonograms, to smart windows that show interactive cartoons when a kid rides up, there’s a lot to unpack here.

Also included in the video, a gesture-controlled, person-height smart display used to design clothing and a bezel-less drawing tablet that is actually controlling a robot arm that’s tattooing a woman. There’s also gesture-controlled, multiplayer AR games – bringing a level of interactivity that I’ve not seen before in a phone.

Of course, there’s a foldable phone in there

With the heavy focus on “where can we put a screen now,” the foldable Galaxy handset has to be here somewhere. It pops up partway through and also right at the end, with clear shots of it being unfolded.

Interestingly the external display seems to stay on while unfolded, although this could just be for illustrative purposes. It also looks a lot thinner than we’d expected from the device shown off at Samsung’s Developer conference in November. The bezels also look smaller, more in line with the Infinity Edge designs of the rest of the Galaxy range.

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