Samsung is the largest Android smartphone manufacturer in the world, and it simultaneously works on multiple devices at same time. And when company is making new hardware, we get to see hints of these devices in the company’s existing software builds. The latest still unreleased, Android Pie firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S9, there are files that mentioned the upcoming Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 chipset as well as Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, code-named “Winner.”
An investigative member of xda-Developers have found the core files buried deep in the Android 9.0 Pie update, where they mentioned the four Galaxy S10 models including the much-exciting foldable Galaxy X, codenamed “Winner.”
Samsung has already announced that it is planning to release the innovative phone before the end of 2018, and thus the South Korean giant has commenced the development of the device’s software. However, there isn’t much information regarding the smartphone except for the “_us” suffix on the file’s name, which hints at possible US launch.
Samsung’s foldable Galaxy Winner may be restricted to limited market availability, since it is rumored that the device is coming with $2,000 price tag.
Furthermore, there are also evidences found that the new Galaxy S10s are being tested with Qualcomm’s upcoming flagship chip called Snapdragon 8150, while it may feature the Snapdragon X50 modem supporting the new 5G network standard.