Samsung surely created quite a bit of buzz with the unveiling of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ at MWC 2018. But it is clearly not enough, and the South Korean giant is already looking ahead. Post the launch, Samsung mobile CEO DJ Koh was already talking about the much-rumored foldable smartphone.
It has been widely believed that Samsung is working on a foldable smartphone, dubbed Galaxy X. The smartphone has repeatedly skipped rumored launch timeframes, and there’s a reason behind it. Koh was quoted by CNET as saying, “I need complete confidence that we’re delivering the best user experience when we’re launching a new category.”
When prodded about a possible launch date, Koh remained coy. “Sometimes I do not listen. My ear is not so good,” he said. Earlier this year, Koh similarly said that the smartphone will be launched once the company has managed to resolve ‘some problems’.
Earlier this year at CES 2018, Koh is reported to have secretly showcased an almost ready version of the Galaxy X. As per reports, the company showcased both inward and outward folding phones during the meeting. Samsung is expected to begin production of the foldable OLED displays in March, and start mass production in September. Manufacturing of the foldable smartphones themselves are expected to kick off in November, followed by a launch in December this year or early next year.
Based on the leaks, the Galaxy X is expected to come with a 7.3-inch OLED display, and on launch, it will be as expensive (if not more) as the Apple iPhone X.