Samsung on course for a timely launch of the foldable smartphone

Joanna Estrada
January 10, 2019

Samsung provided a glimpse of its display at the SDC 2018 in November.

CES 2019 is taking place in Las Vegas right now and even if there arent many phone announcements coming from there, some companies still pull some surprises out of the sleeve. No, really. We know that you've heard this before and it's been years since we first heard about Samsung's foldable phone, but this time around, the company itself has seemingly confirmed the impending launch. Another report had claimed the new offering could carry a price starting at GBP 1,500 (roughly Rs. 1,34,500).

Samsung showcased its foldable phone prototype to customers in a closed-door meeting at CES 2019 on Tuesday, reports The Korea Herald. The display panel on the foldable smartphone prototype is said to be thinner when fully opened, but it gets thicker when folded to give a stable grip.

The foldable Samsung smartphone, possibly called the Galaxy Fold, has been a talking point for so long now. Since folding the phone completely can cause it to break, so Samsung is working out a solution so that the edges remain slightly lifted when the device is folded.

This likely means that the foldable Galaxy phone be first made available in Samsung's home market, and maybe a few other regions, but the U.S. and Europe may have to wait a good couple of months before the device makes its way to the West.

Speaking to the Korean publication The Investor, an executive who attended the private Samsung briefing said that the foldable phone is in the works and Samsung is still trying to work out the kinks.

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