So far, we are yet to see a real Samsung foldable smartphone hit the market. However, there are lots of indications that Samsung not only plans to launch such a smartphone but that it could finally happen before the end of this year, or in early 2019.
In 2008, the company first showed an OLED screen that could be bent for a smartphone, which was first of it’s king. At CES in 2011, Samsung actually showed off a prototype for a smartphone with a flexible AMOLED screen display.
Not long ago, a patent filing with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) was leaked, showing a Samsung phone concept with a flexible 7.3-inch OLED display. This design features a device that folds inside. Some reports have referred to this product as being the “Galaxy X”.
Recent comments by Samsung CEO DJ Koh suggest the phone is going to be the first in a series of foldable handsets, so it’s no exaggeration to say this is going to mark a big change in the market, and one that should be well worth anticipating.
At the recent Galaxy Note 9 launch, DJ Koh made some revelations about the new folding handset.
Interestingly he said Samsung is: “focusing on developing innovations that will be genuinely accepted and liked by consumers” and that it “didn’t want to lose the world’s-first title”.
With this, we suggests Samsung will be first to release the foldable phone, something which Huawei has also publicly claimed it will do.
Anyway, let’s wait till when it’s fully launched, we’ll bring you the prices and full features and specifications.