Apparently, the tech behemoth is on the last leg of finishing the development of the foldable phone and soon we can expect a barrage of leaks or speculations about it.
Part of the delay seems to down to Samsung trying to design a foldable phone that will appeal to users over a normal tablet or jumbo-sized phone. The ideal foldable Smartphone would have a single display that can fold. Huawei or Samsung could be the world’s first vendor to introduce foldable handsets. Now, in a new report out of CNBC, it looks like the company will unveil the phone later this year. “But I have changed my strategy from this year to bring technology and differentiation points starting from the mid-end”, Samsung’s CEO DJ Koh told CNBC.
The report states that Koh “hinted” that more details of the foldable smartphone could be unveiled at the company’s developer conference in November, but there’s still no indication of a launch date just yet.
Koh also acknowledged it wasn’t easy getting the phone ready, terming it to be a complicated job though the good thing is that the company has nearly concluded the thing. Consumer surveys conducted by Samsung showed there was a market demand for foldable smartphones, and “it’s time to deliver”.
Why now for the Samsung Galaxy X, though? It’s generally accepted that they will use a foldable display, as opposed to repeating existing “foldable” Smartphones that have floundered. If that product doesn’t interest you in the least, that’s OK, because it will be upstaged by another Samsung product. Both Xiaomi and Oppo are known for bringing new technologies to the market pretty quickly. As already mentioned, Samsung is yet to confirm the smartphone.
While Koh didn’t go into specifics about the device, he did boast that it would wow consumers and that anyone who uses the device will immediately understand why Samsung made it. He says the company is traditionally known for creating devices which answer some question a customer might have.
Koh said in a meeting, “it’s time to deliver” on a foldable device.