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Samsung’s CEO said they might introduce the first foldable smartphone in November

07 September 2018, 07:47 | Jodi Jackson

Foldable Smartphone

Foldable Smartphone

DJ Koh, president of Samsung's mobile department had this to say in an interview with CNBC, "In the past, I brought the new technology and differentiation to the flagship model and then moved to the mid-end".

According to CNBC, Koh went on to hint at what Samsung is trying to accomplish with its foldable phone, saying, "If the unfolded experience is the same as the tablet, why would [consumers] buy it?"

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". When unfolded, the device will offer a different experience than a tablet. "So when the end customer uses it, (they think) 'wow, this is the reason Samsung made it".

Samsung has been teasing a foldable smartphone for years now, with the most recent report from earlier this year suggesting we could actually see the company launch the product sometime in 2019.

The Galaxy X has been kept secret, but what we do know is that it is a foldable device that, when closed, will produce a smartphone that is thicker than a standard flagship like the iPhone X or Galaxy S9.

Samsung has spent years showing off new technologies that allow displays to be bended in a variety of ways, adding further credence to speculation it was planning on releasing a foldable phone. It may even be as soon as November that we get to try the device for the first time.

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.

Old rumours have it that Samsung could built the phone using a flexible material that will allow the phone to bend when pressure is applied on it.

A big shift is coming with the upcoming arrival of foldable phones.

The screen will reportedly fold in half like a wallet, with the exterior of the device displaying a small bar of information.

While it's not clear what sort of feature we can expect, there are a lot of other factors that may be encouraging Samsung to emphasise its cheaper range of phones. After hearing from customers that they want the device, he said that "it's time to deliver".

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