Thursday January 12, 2017

Samsung Likely To Unveil Foldable Phones In Q3

The long-rumored Galaxy X phone may finally make its debut this year. I really think this will be huge if they pull it off; how cool would a phone that can fold out into a tablet be? It is interesting how Samsung is beating LG to the punch, though, since the latter presumably started development on this idea earlierآ—they have a more advanced version of it.

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Samsung Electronics is highly likely to unveil foldable smartphones in the third quarter of this year, according to sources familiar with the matter. "Samsung is expected to roll out more than 100,000 units of fold-out devices in the third quarter," a source told The Korea Herald. The smartphone, whose panels face outward upon folding, may be used as a 7-inch tablet when unfolded, he said. Samsung, had initially completed the development of fold-in phones that tuck the screen inside when folded. It began the development of fold-out technologies around August, deeming that users may find it inconvenient to unfold the phones every time they want to use them. "Since the company already secured fold-in phone technology, it was not a big challenge to shift into the fold-out phones," he said.

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