11 September 2018
Updates on 10th September 2018
Samsung’s Mobile head DJ Koh’s announcement regarding a foldable smartphone at the Note 9 launch made many of us believe that the phone once launched would be immediately available to purchase. However, Reports coming out of South Korea suggests that Samsung may have backtracked from its earlier announcement of launching a smartphone with a foldable display.
“We will have more to say about the phone under development by that time, probably some details about specifications,” said a senior Samsung official. The official claimed that that the company’s stance about the release of this device is not yet confirmed.
While the company still has ambitions of launching world’s first foldable smartphone, it looks like that Samsung may only showcase a prototype of a foldable smartphone during its annual developer conference and launch the actual device during Consumer Electronics Show 2019 or the Mobile World Congress 2019.
Originally posted on: 4th September 2018
If you are someone who follows technology world, you must have heard about Samsung's ambitions to release the world's first foldable smartphone. The rumor mill has been buzzing about such a phone for years now and the same was officially acknowledged by Samsung CEO DJ Koh last month. And now, he has come forward to share some details about when we can be seeing the phone for real.
In an interview with CNBC, Koh said that Samsung will be launching the foldable Galaxy X smartphone sometime later this year. He mentioned the Samsung Developers Conference as the stage where the unveiling is most likely to take place. It is the annual developer conference which will happen during November 2018. It received positive feedback from surveys it did among customers which showed that there is a market for a foldable smartphone.
Talking about the use cases of the Galaxy F, Koh said,
"You can use most of the uses ... on foldable status. But when you need to browse or see something, then you may need to unfold it. But even unfolded, what kind of benefit does that give compared to the tablet? If the unfolded experience is the same as the tablet, why would they (consumers) buy it? So every device, every feature, every innovation should have a meaningful message to our end customer. So when the end customer uses it, (they think) 'wow, this is the reason Samsung made it'."
As you can see that Koh has not shared any specific details about the phone which makes sense. But earlier, he did make it clear that the Galaxy F foldable smartphone will not just be a gimmick. This gives us hope that we might be in for a treat once Samsung takes wrap off the device later this year.