Samsung Might Start Production of Foldable Smartphones During the End of This Year


Samsung’s first attempt at a foldable smartphone is going to take place this year and in due time, we’ll get to see the results of the engineering and other resources that the company has poured in bringing a completely different handset to the market. According to sources close to the matter, Samsung has also been reported to begin mass production of these foldable smartphones, but it looks like the process isn’t going to take place this year.

Samsung Foldable Smartphones Expected to Go Through a Small Production Phase Starting From Q4 2017

Earlier rumors pitted the foldable smartphone at being introduced during Q3 2017, but it looks like the latest report from DigiTimes claims that Q4 2017 is going to be the period where a small number of foldable smartphones are going to be produced.

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“Samsung Electronics reportedly is developing clam-type smartphones and is expected to begin small production of its first foldable model featuring a flexible AMOLED display in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to sources from Taiwan's handset supply chain.

The sources pointed that Samsung already applied patents related to foldable smartphones to the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in late 2016, a clear indication showing that the Korea vendor is developing clam-type smartphones, said the sources.”

Samsung has also been rumored to show what’s likely to be a prototype version of its foldable handset but only a small group of individuals will be able to bear witness to the unique phone. The device is expected to be shown at an isolated exhibition room at the MWC 2017 trade show. The rumored name of the smartphone is Galaxy X, and apart from the fact that it will have a flexible display, there is no other revelation on what sort of hardware will be powering the gadget.

There are no pricing details provided, but knowing Samsung and its premium offerings, this one will certainly not be coming cheap.