Last year in September, Samsung’s Mobile Chief DJ Koh said that the company will be launching a foldable smartphone sometime in 2018. But now contrary to that, Koh has now revealed at the ongoing CES event in Las Vegas, that the launch time frame has been pushed to 2019.
As per Koh, Samsung will be launching its first foldable phone in 2018 only if it is able to fix the technical problems that they are facing with the first foldable phone. At the CES event, he said that UX is the major problem with its first foldable smartphone and the company has been actively working to resolve this problem.
Meanwhile, a report by ET News reported Samsung will start mass-production of foldable smartphones in November. The report further adds that the company is planning to start the design work from March and manufacture panels in September.
As of now, the specifications of the foldable phone is not known but the device is expected to feature a 7.3-inch flexible OLED display, folding which will make it a smartphone. By unfolding the device, users can use it like a tablet. The flexible smartphone can be considered as the next wave of revolution in the smartphone industry. Although, there is no official word about this development, it would be interesting to see the upcoming foldable smartphone from Samsung’s arsenal.