Published: Tue, September 11, 2018
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Samsung confirms plans to launch its foldable phone this year

Samsung confirms plans to launch its foldable phone this year

However, in an interview with CNBC, Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh said that there is a market for a foldable device and it would be with us this year! It was supposed to be called the Samsung Galaxy X but recently, DJ Koh, CEO of Samsung's Mobile Division has mentioned that we could see the phone release somewhere in November.

We've been telling you about different developments related to Samsung's foldable smartphone for a long, long time.

Koh also argues that the use of the Samsung Galaxy S10 should mark a different experience and goal when compared to tablets, according to Fortune. Koh stated that the consumer market is now ready to accept such a smartphone, however he also asserted that the design needs some pondering to distinguish the experience from a regular tablet. In that light, he says each device, feature, and innovation should have a meaningful goal. Samsung's device may include a 7-inch single display, according to a report earlier this year from The Wall Street Journal. Since then, Samsung has been reportedly testing dual-screen smartphones, with the aim of bringing some type of device to market.

But the question remains: when will we actually see it? Instead of introducing new technology in the flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, the company will now look to bring some of those cutting-edge features to its affordable models first.

Koh previously hinted that the phone was nearly ready but also complicated to develop. In a tweet, Ice Universe, a reliable source of information on Samsung leaks, said the upcoming phone could launch towards the end of 2018.

The company has been experimenting with flexible OLED screens for several years and is aiming to create a central display that folds along a spine with a second screen on the outside.

On the one hand Samsung is preparing for the Galaxy X launch in November. A folding phone could differentiate it from its competitors and potentially allow it to charge a higher price for the unique device.

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