Samsung To Launch Foldable Smartphone Soon
Samsung’s foldable smartphone has been a rumoured product for a long time now. But the Galaxy F might soon become a reality. A tablet that folds into a phone and fits into your pocket. Samsung has revealed, to a news website, at an event in Kuala Lumpur that this new product can become a reality early as November this year. This device will provide portability as a phone and also provide ease of use and allow for multitasking as a tablet. According to reports, the company has also said that the product will launch only if it is really meaningful to customers. Samsung added that if the user experience is not upto their standard, they won’t launch the phone.
The product will not merely be a gimmick product giving an indication that it will be available to the masses. Reports say that the Galaxy F will be available internationally. Samsung had teased a flexible OLED display at CES 2013. Subsequently a phone called Galaxy Round saw its launch. It has been 5 years since that and it seems the foldable display and foldable phones are now a reality. Every smartphone is aiming f0r a larger screen and if Samsung is able to pull something like this off, it might mean a major shift in the industry.
What this means for the industry
While Samsung has not released any details regarding the tablet/ smartphone, the foldable phones will finally allow phones to have screens larger than 6.5 inches. ZTE had experimented with foldable smartphones in 2017 with their Axon M. However, the market did not receive it well. Samsung previously has been called out for its big screens when they first launched the Galaxy phones. But they became a new benchmark in the phone industry with time. It will be interesting to see how and if the new foldable displays turn out to be a pathfinder in this regard.