Samsung's foldable phone might actually, finally launch this year

Samsung CEO: First foldable phone could be unveiled in November

Samsung CEO: First foldable phone could be unveiled in November

There have always been rumours of such a device coming from the likes of Samsung or LG, due to foldable screen technologies both firms have shown off at trade shows, but now it seems we are nearing the launch of the first consumer product based on a flexible foldable screen form factor.

A tweet by a known leakster "Ice Universe" said that Samsung is in the process of developing a new smartphone with four rear cameras and would launch it by the end of 2018. Koh also hinted that the unveiling could happen at the Samsung Developer Conference in November in San Francisco. However, he said that the development is in the final stages.

To date, Samsung's top of the line Galaxy Note 9 only houses a dual-camera main array, while Huawei's P20 Pro sports a triple-camera setup for its main array. "If the unfolded experience is the same as the tablet, why would they [consumers] buy it?" At the moment, there's no information whether the quad camera phone will be a part of Samsung's existing series, or debut under a brand new series.

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Speaking of form factor, Koh also said that this product is not a shot in the dark and consumer surveys conducted by the company have revealed that there is a demand for foldable devices. That's why the Korean giant wants to embed functionalities that will make customers realize that the form factor lets them do things that were unimaginable on other devices. That's why the numero uno smartphone manufacturer has taken it upon itself to deliver such a phone.

Samsung was rumored to launch its first-ever foldable for a couple of years, but Samsung kept delaying the phone's arrival. However, the company is now working to improve its Galaxy A-series. Meanwhile, Samsung plans to pack its mid-tier devices with new tech to sell strongly to "millennials" it is reported.

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