Samsung aims to launch foldable phone next year
Sep 12, 2017
A man demonstrates Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 8 during a media day in Seoul, Tuesday. / Yonhap

Samsung Electronics aims to launch a foldable smartphone next year, said Koh Dong-jin, president of mobile business at the tech giant.

During a media day for Galaxy Note 8 in Seoul, Tuesday, Koh said the company is “aims to release a smartphone with a bendable display in 2018.”

The foldable smartphone is included in the mobile unit's 2018 annual roadmap, he said.

He fell short of commenting on details, such as its specifications.

“We will launch the device only after overcoming a series of technological barriers,” he said.

On what he calls “very encouraging” demand for Galaxy Note 8, Koh said pre-orders have hit the highest-ever for the Note series.

Note 8 sales begin in the United States, South Korea and elsewhere on Friday. Pre-orders reached about 650,000 Note 8 handsets over five days from about 40 countries, Koh said.

Source:The Korea Times

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