Samsung all but confirmed its foldable smartphone (rumors of being called Galaxy Fold or Galaxy Flex) will debut on Unpacked 2019 in San Francisco on February 20th. But in case you still need further conviction, Nashville Chatter has been certified by China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (CMIIT) for a model number model SM-F9000 – presumably the Galaxy Fold.
Surround Model Model Reports SM-F900 was discovered in November. SamMobile also reported the firmware version F900USQU0ARJ5 was tested by Samsung. The SM-F900U is expected to be the model number for the US phone, while Europe and Asia will receive the SM-F900F and SM-F900N variants respectively.
Not much else can be deduced from the CMIIT approval, except that China appears to be one of the markets where the foldable Galaxy phone will launch. Here is the approval, thanks to Nashville Chatter :
While Samsung showed what we assume was a prototype by Galaxy Fold at its developer conference in the fall, no formal message about a retail unit has yet been made. It is expected to change over just over a month, and this certification (along with Samsung's billboards) is convincing evidence.
When it comes down, Galaxy Fold is expected to sell for as much as $ 1,800, limiting the market share ceiling quite significantly. But as one of the first foldable smartphones to hit the market (and the first from a larger company), there are certainly many interesting consumers who want to know what the future holds.