Sorry guys, but it looks like Samsung may not launch its long-rumored foldable “Galaxy X” telephone this year after all.
A new report from The Korea Herald now mentions Samsung’s pushing has the intention to commercialize the foldable telephone to 2019. The publication previously told Samsung was looking into producing more than 100,000 “fold-out devices” this year.
The report commits two reasons for the phone’s slow:( 1) bezel-free presentations like the ones is contained in the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, and soon the Galaxy S8 and S8 + continue to sell well, and( 2) existing foldable screen engineering isn’t ready yet.
“Because the bezel-free display currently sells well, we still have enough time to develop foldable display. The engineering will likely be mature around 2019, ” told Kim Tae-woong, Samsung Display’s principal technologist, according to the report.
Samsung has a tendency to rush out and release cool-looking products that are usually premature.
With bezel-free presentations rendering healthy operating profits for Samsung, according to one analyst the Herald spoke to, the Korean electronics corporation insures no need to rush out with a foldable telephone( however exciting it was possible to ).
Barring more phone explosions( let’s pray there are no more ), the delay’s likely for the very best. Samsung has a tendency to rush out and release cool-looking products that are usually premature. For instance, it took several years and iterations before its arced boundaries presentations became a signature design style and got any practical purpose.
Beyond a previous report that mentions the smartphone can fold open into a 7-inch tablet, there’s not much to go on. It’s only way too early. The closest thing we have to what Samsung’s foldable phone could look like is this concept from 2013 😛 TAGEND
It looks pretty bulky, but at least it still fits in the guy’s front shirt pocket. Maybe two more years in developing will be enough time to stimulate things pretty.