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Samsung likely to launch its foldable smartphone in December 2018: Report

The smartphone is rumored to fold like a book, and open to form a 7.3-inch tablet-like display.

  • Published: January 9, 2018 6:43 PM IST
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It’s been a long time since we are hearing about the foldable smartphone that Samsung has been working on. We learned about the rumored device’s patents, we have come across a couple of leaks as well, but never a detail on when could we possibly be seeing the device in the market. Well, that was until now. If the latest rumors are to be believed, Samsung is working on the foldable smartphone with full force and aims to launch the device by end of this year.

Apparently, Samsung is planning to start manufacturing its first foldable phone in November 2018, with the launch likely to be scheduled for the month after. The same report also speculates that the foldable smartphone will feature a massive 7.3-inch OLED display, Korean publication ET News reported.

The publication reports that Samsung will begin production of the foldable OLED displays in March this year and build up towards mass manufacturing in September, in preparation for manufacturing of the whole phone in November. The new Samsung foldable phone is rumored to be announced and/or launched in December this year or early next year.

The report also brings some insights on the design language of the smartphone, according to which the Samsung foldable phone will fold inwards and you will be able to open it much like a book. In general use, it will look like a phone and when you unfold it open it will look like a tablet of sorts.

If you need perspective, watch this video below, that we first saw some four years ago, in a teaser ad for the foldable smartphone.

The report also speculates that before an official launch, the smartphone may be unveiled behind closed doors in September this year. And as for pricing, expect it to be iPhone X-like expensive. And if we go by previous rumors, this one may be called the Samsung Galaxy X.

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  • Published Date: January 9, 2018 6:43 PM IST