Samsung gave a glimpse of its upcoming foldable smartphone last week which the company revealed is made from its Infinity Flex Display technology. Infinity Flex is Samsung’s version of an elastic OLED panel which opens up to a larger 7.3-inch display and will fold vertically.
Samsung Mobile Division Head, DJ Koh has now revealed that the South Korean manufacturer will initially put one million units of the foldable smartphone for production. This means Samsung will rely on the initial reception of the futuristic phone on whether to manufacture more of the same. Lower quantities in production lines mean Samsung will be able to gain knowledge about the ground level reaction to its foldable display technology.
To make the experience seamless, Samsung has devised the One UI software in collaboration with Google and Android developers which is minimal and also ensures one-handed usage. The interface makes sure productivity is the ultimate priority and thus keeps the necessary pieces of information on the bottom half of the screen. Google has already launched a support page for future foldable phones running Android OS.
Another report from South Korea has now surfaced the internet and suggests what possibly could be the name, price and release date of the foldable Galaxy smartphone. Labelled as the Galaxy F, the foldable smartphone is now expected to launch alongside Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S lineup in and around March next year.
The report has also brought to the knowledge the expected price of the Galaxy F smartphone, starting at a steep tag of 2 million won or should we say an upwards of Rs 1,30,000. At that price tag, the foldable smartphone will be the costliest consumer-level smartphone available across the world.