Samsung unveils foldable smartphone
Foldable smartphone Galaxy X from Samsung to hit market in 2019.
After years of rumors and speculations, it looks like there’s finally a solid word on Samsung’s much-awaited foldable smartphone – dubbed the Galaxy X.
According to sources, the device-maker has unveiled its first foldable phone at the CES 2018 – but in secret, during a private meeting. The production would begin later in 2018.
While showing off the foldable phone, Samsung reportedly shared a timeline of the device’s launch. Samsung’s display-manufacturing-arm, Samsung Display developed a huge 7.3-inch foldable screen; it plans to start production this year. The phone would be released in 2019.
Samsung showcased two versions of its foldable device. Both have a 7.3-inch OLED screen, but one folds towards the inside while the other folds out. The foldable device becomes a phone when folded. It can be unfolded for operating as a tablet, somewhat like a gaming-console similar to Nintendo’s DS range.
The report said: “The in-folding type has a more drastic curvature rate. But due to the durability issue, the out-folding type is considered a more advanced next-generation technology.”
However, Samsung is likely to adopt the in-folding variant.
The report quoted a source as saying: “Samsung attracted more clients to the private meeting (where the foldable smartphone was unveiled) compared to last year. The phone development seems to be almost finished, raising expectations for the phone launch.”
(Copied from authentic media reports)