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Samsung's next foldable phone will be more like a flip handset

The second Samsung foldable smartphone will be more like a flip phone.

The tech giant has shared a video showing off the upcoming handset, which will be the follow-up to the Galaxy Fold.

In the demonstration shared on the Samsung Newsroom YouTube account, they explained: "With the launch of Galaxy Fold, Samsung designed a first-of-its kind mobile experience that is much more than a foldable device.

"Samsung, alongside hundreds of developers and partners, created an entire foldable ecosystem that continues grow and opens up new possibilities to the mobile experience.

"As promised at SDC last year, Samsung will continue to explore a range of new form factors in the foldable category.

"And at SDC19, Samsung invited developers and users alike to join the exploration of exciting new use cases and user experiences."

Samsung is reportedly hoping to shift six million Galaxy Fold smartphones in 2020.

According ETNews, the firm is believed to have already sold 500,000 of the foldable device and had originally planned on selling by next year, but cut the target figure back by four million.

It's an ambitious goal for the company, who was forced to delay the release of the product due to issues with its screen.

Among the problems with the device, most - including screens that continually flickered and hinge bulges - were caused by users peeling off a protective film on the screen that looked removable, but should not have been removed.

Bloomberg's sources said Samsung stretched the protective film across the entire screen and into "the outer bezels so it would be impossible to peel off by hand".

Meanwhile, Samsung Electronics CEO DJ Koh recently admitted the botched Galaxy Fold rollout was "embarrassing" and said he had "pushed it through before it was ready."

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