According to Koh Dong-jin, its president of mobile business, Samsung is working on a bendable smartphone that will be released under the Galaxy Note line. The target is next year, barring any problems. Based on the company’s release cycle, we should probably see it in September 2018.
However, Koh was also quick to point out that they will push back the release of the foldable phone if they can’t resolve the issues that they’re currently facing.
“When we can overcome some problems, we will launch the product,” Koh told reporters at the South Korean unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. “We are digging thoroughly into several issues we must overcome, as we don’t want to just make a few, sell a few, and be done. We want to hear that Samsung made a very good product.”
‘We are digging thoroughly into several issues we must overcome, as we don’t want to just make a few, sell a few, and be done.’
We’ve been hearing about Samsung launching a smartphone with a foldable display — code-named Samsung Galaxy X — for sometime now, but this is the first time that a company executive has publicly spoken about it.
Samsung flexible-OLED-display phone and tab concept
So we are finally THISCLOSE to seeing a commercially produced handset with that feature. It’s been a long journey. In 2012, the Korean giant introduced a flexible-display technology called Youm. In fact, we were in Las Vegas for CES 2013 when Stephen Woo, president of Samsung’s System LSI business, demoed a prototype device showcasing Youm as part of his keynote.
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