Samsung has announced to launch a Samsung Foldable Smartphone in 2018 under its Galaxy Note brand.
Koh Dong-jin, president of mobile business at Samsung Electronics said in Seoul on Tuesday, 12 September that our aim is to release a device with a foldable display in 2018 and Samsung is all set to unveil its first foldable smartphone.
Smartphones can do a lot of things, but you can’t yet buy one that folds. Samsung plans to change that soon. Samsung says it is on track to produce a full-fledged folding smartphone
Koh also highlighted that there are several hurdles which we have to overcome before making it available in the market.The company has been trying to make foldable displays for in the past few years, but maybe a new advancement has made the flexible devices possible.
Mr Dong-jin revealed Samsung’s ambitious plans about launching Samsung Foldable Screen Phone during a media day for Galaxy Note 8 in Seoul today.
Koh said: “As the head of the business, I can say our current goal is next year. When we can overcome some problems for sure, we will launch the product”
He did not elaborate what the problems are, but analysts said that it will take time to launch a bendable OLED screen phone with top tech features and a thin body.
“It’s been known that Samsung has been working on the foldable display for many years,” said IHS Market analyst Jusy Hong.
Samsung has been teasing us with a foldable mobile for some time.Successfully launching a folding smartphone would be a big turnaround for Samsung’s Galaxy Note series.Koh Dong-jin further said we will launch the phone will only launch only if it is completely ready and all the features work properly.
Samsung foldable smartphone devices would let users fit the device in a normal pant or a shirt’s pocket and they can fold and unfold them when they want.
One challenge Samsung might face is getting developers to tailor their applications to the new folding screens because it is necessary that all the applications support the foldable phone features
Samsung is expected to release the Samsung Foldable Screenphone in January next year.For more information click on this video.