OPINION: An odd thing happened in the smartphone world this week. Samsung hosted its annual February Unpacked event, and as expected, it launched its latest Galaxy S device with a supporting cast of peripherals in the shape of Galaxy Buds for US$129 ($190.50) and the Galaxy Active and Fit smartwatches (US$199 and US$99). However, what was unique about this year’s event was the fact that the Galaxy S10 smartphone didn’t grab the headlines. The new, and bendy, Samsung Galaxy Fold did. As did its US $1980 price tag. This is important because it’s uncharted waters for Samsung. And the industry. For nearly a decade the Samsung Galaxy S has been the consistent rival to the iPhone’s dominance. And as such, each new Galaxy S phone launch gets a lot of attention. And sales. This has been the way for ten years. That’s all changed a bit now. Technology journalists and sites aren’t talking about the Samsung Galaxy S10 and its excellent new features (which I’ll come to in a bit). Instead, the spotlight is on something entirely new – the Samsung Galaxy Fold. READ MORE:Samsung unveil Galaxy S10 and new folding smartphoneNew year, new Samsung mobile phone – and a new… Read full this story
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