Samsung's foldable phone to arrive next year

Himanshu, 10 January 2018

It was in September last year when Samsung's mobile boss DJ Koh said the company will launch a foldable smartphone sometime in 2018. Sadly, there's been a delay and at the ongoing CES show, Koh revealed that the launch time frame has been pushed to 2019.

He said UX is the biggest obstacle Samsung is facing in commercialization, but assured that Samsung is working aggressively to overcome the problem.

Meanwhile, a new report out of South Korea is offering some details of Samsung's foldable device plans. It says the company is going to develop foldable displays by March, and manufacture panels in September. Mass production of the final product should start in November.

The device is expected to feature a 7.3-inch flexible OLED display, folding which will make it a smartphone, while it would act as a tablet in unfolded form.

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  • AnonD-441601

It doesnt matter how i spelled it as long as you understand. And Alexander Graham Bell back then made a very first phone but Motorola was first cell phone 40 years ago. But we were speaking abount concept and concept of foldable phones was firs...

So tell me, how do you see it as stealing idea actually? Foldable is universally have been thought of by everyone by now. Not just Kyocera have this idea. The origin of flexible display goes as far as 1974 by Xerox PARC. So, you were saying this is s...

  • AnonD-441601

Idea says Samsung copying and Kryocera or how they are called make first foldable phone in history. Someone just took the idea for him self. Samsung always steal other ideas than bringing his owns.