Samsung engineers have been working for years on a foldable smartphone concept, developing cutting-edge technologies like the Infinity Flex Display and ironing out the multitude of kinks associated with bending electronics.
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. After years of waiting, the South Korean behemoth has finally given a release timeframe for the device.
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"When unfolded, Samsung's foldable phone does not show any crease indicating it had been bent", the unnamed source told The Investor.
"However, completely folding the device will lead to breakage", the executive said. "For this reason, Samsung is testing the device so that the sides remain slightly lifted when folded".
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Another executive who saw it also said that the Samsung foldable smartphone is "specialised to multitasking" and is best suited to someone who has both a smartphone and a tablet. As far as pricing goes, the foldable Samsung Galaxy phone is expected to start at somewhere around $1,850, shocking as this may sound.
The executive did say the final product won't have this issue though, so those of you looking forward to shelling out $1,350 for the first foldable phone by Samsung can jump for joy.
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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 USA and Europe may have to wait a good couple of months before the device makes its way to the West.