We’ve been telling you about different developments related to Samsung’s foldable smartphone for a long, long time. It seems that 2018 could finally be the year of the first foldable Galaxy device. Different leaks have already suggested that the device will be called the Galaxy F and now we have even more reasons to believe its existence.
Talking to CNBC, DJ Koh, CEO of Samsung’s mobile division, said that the company will share details of the foldable Galaxy F later this year at the Samsung Developer Conference in November in San Francisco.
Koh said that “it’s time to deliver” as different surveys performed by the company have shown that there’s an interest for such a device among the smartphone enthusiasts. It surely seems like a crazy idea and it’s expected to create a new smartphone segment in the market.
Koh, at IFA, also said that every new device should have a reason behind its making. “If the unfolded experience is the same as the tablet, why would they (consumers) buy it?,” he added.
While Koh didn’t share more details regarding Galaxy F, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of mechanism Samsung employs to differentiate it from a “folded tablet.” In the past, we’ve seen devices using hinges to connect two screens, but Samsung is expected to use a flexible display to give an actual foldable experience with Galaxy F.
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