A one-minute advertisement posted by Samsung Vietnam shows a tantalizing glimpse of what could be the next Galaxy Foldable, mixed with the Galaxy S10 and a bunch of unknown futuristic technologies.
The video, discovered by GizmoChina, was posted apparently by mistake in advance of the Samsung Unpacked launch event on February 20, in San Francisco, California. Samsung is expected to use this event to introduce the new Samsung Galaxy S10 series and the Galaxy foldable.
The Korean company’s Vietnam branch immediately removed the video shortly after publishing it.
At the 23-second mark there’s a woman opening what looks to be a real Galaxy foldable, without the boxy casing that camouflaged its appearance during its preview of Samsung’s Infinity Flex display at SDC 2018.
The clip itself is not a product advertisement but a brand advertisement. It shows a series of real Samsung products mixed with other more futuristic applications in a mashup of current reality and the near-future vision for the company.
First a girl races in a tricycle carrying a Samsung Galaxy S9+. When she passes a large piece of glass a cartoon appears embedded in the window, responding to her presence. We know that Samsung electronics is working on transparent displays.
Then a fashion designer using gestures on three large vertical displays to dress a virtual mannequin. The company is the largest TV manufacturer in the world, and it is already investing in gesture-control technology.
An artist paints a tattoo on someone’s back using an unreleased Samsung tablet with very thin, almost non-existent bezels — most probably a concept for a future tablet. Given the race for no bezels, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the direction Samsung wants to take in 2019 or 2020.
After that we discover that the artist is actually painting on a woman’s back remotely, using a tattooing robot (which is a bizarre thing to include in a branding video, but hey). More
Jesus Diaz · Freelance Writer