Samsung’s mythical foldable smartphone might actually see the light of day, according to a report from the Korea Herald.
The Herald’s source claims that the long-rumoured flexible smartphone will be launched in Q3 this year, after three years of development.
That, however, is dependent on Samsung making a final decision on the device’s “marketability and profitability”, which could mean that it’s never released at all.
It does ring, strange, however that the Korean manufacturer would be still be deliberating on whether or not a major, game-changing device that’s awkward to manufacture will be released in 9 months. This is a rumour, though, so treat it with caution.
So what can we expect from the presumptively named ‘Galaxy X’? The reports suggest a smartphone (size unknown) that folds out into a 7-inch tablet once ‘opened’. The Herald report is thin on technical details but previous patents and leaks provide a better image of what to expect.
The main thing is that the display is likely to be OLED, Samsung revealed its rollable OLED display tech at SID last year – so there’s little doubt about that.
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