Samsung’s folding phone have been appearing in rumors and leaks since last year and over half a dozen patents have been filled by the South Korean tech giant, revealing the possible design of the product. We have moved in 2018 and this means that we are certainly very close to witnessing next innovation in smartphones by Samsung in the form of its first foldable phone. A new report from a Korean news outlet has revealed that Samsung’s folding phone will be launched in December this year or at the beginning of 2019.
According to industry sources acknowledging Korean publication, ET News, Samsung is planning to start manufacturing its first foldable phone in somewhere near November 2018. However, the report also affirms the phone will be launched somewhere near December and will go on sale in particular regions in later months.
Interestingly, the report also indicates that the phone is launching with 7-inch OLED screen. The phone will fold inwards and you will be able to open it in a similar way you open a book. It will appear like a phone and when you will unfold it, will appear like a tablet. Samsung Display will be working on making these complex screens. The production of the foldable OLED displays will start in March this year.
According to an industry expert in Korea,
“The foldable phone is targeting ‘super premium’, both in terms of performance and price, which goes beyond the existing premium smartphone, and aims to provide the performance, design, and usability that is right for the product,”
Another interesting point in this report has uncovered plans of Samsung which might show this new technology to some close people in the industry in September.