The Folding Samsung Phone is Officially Unofficially Called Galaxy Flex

By Holly Brockwell on at

It feels like we've been waiting for the Samsung foldy phone forever, but it was actually only quite recently that we found out its cringeworthy codename, 'Winner,' in this report about internal goings-on at Samsung.

The next time we wrote about it, we said:

"What do you reckon 'Winner' will actually be called? We're going for Samsung Galaxy Flex. Best suggestions in the comments."

Well, forgive us for engaging Smug Mode for a second, because it turns out we're basically right.

A new report from the Wall Street Journal says the internal name for the phone is currently Galaxy Flex, or possibly just Samsung Flex, but we doubt they'd drop the Galaxy brand they've spent so long building.

Mind you, the WSJ says "the decision is far from final, according to a person familiar with the matter," so we may yet see an entirely different name.

The article also refers to the four potential versions of the upcoming Galaxy S10, which it says will be arriving in February next year (that'll be MWC then, like Huawei).

The first three versions of the phone apparently have screen sizes from 5.8 all the way up to 6.4 inches, and the fourth version will be a 5G-enabled "monster" with a 6.7-inch screen and SIX cameras: two on the front and four on the back.

Those details don't clash with what we've already heard about the S10, although previously we thought there were going to be three versions. The new one sounds similar to the Huawei Mate 20 X: a massive, high spec version of the phone with limited availability.

Of course, none of this sounds like it's going to be cheap, so we'd better all start saving now. 2019 is going to be an expensive year for phone nerds. [Pocket Lint]