Samsung Wants To Launch A Foldable Galaxy Device In 2018

Eloi Lecerf
Setembro 14, 2017

The dual screen, made up of two OLED displays connected by a hinge, was to check if the company is ready to release a foldable smartphone soon. But rival Samsung stole a bit of the spotlight with plans to launch a foldable smartphone next year.

"As the head of the business, I can say our current goal is next year", Koh Dong-jin, the president of Samsung's mobile phone business, told reporters this week. Sure, some years were better than others when it came to innovation, but in my eyes, Apple always earned the money I paid to upgrade.

And for the pre-order users, Samsung is offering a one-time free screen replacement (much needed one) and a free wireless convertible charger.

The Note 8 smartphone's price in the United States ranges between $930 and $960, which includes dialing and data plans.

The device will be available for pre-booking from September 12, 2017, across selected retail stores and also online exclusively on Samsung Shop and

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When Samsung will release its first foldable phone has been a perennial question in the market since it first showcased a flexible display prototype called Youm in 2013.

The technological hurdles Koh mentioned could refer to the mass production of the flexible, resilient plastic film that acts as a substrate for flexible displays.

The speaker was allegedly set to launch alongside the Note 8, but the WSJ reported back in July that progress of the speaker had been held back by the slow roll-out of the US English language version of Bixby. Samsung had to recall millions of devices and lost billions of dollars in the process. Galaxy Note8 is designed for the way consumers lead their lives and lean on technology today.

So, don't hold your breath for a wrap-up smartphone announcement in the coming months. However, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is Rs 2,000 more than the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus as the latter is priced at Rs 65,900.

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