Samsung delays the launch of its foldable smartphone until 2019, the UX is to blame

Samsung's President of Mobile Communications Business, DJ Koh said last year that his company plans to launch a foldable smartphone by the end of 2018. Unfortunately, he recently backtracked on his original statement and said the launch of the device was postponed to 2019.

Attending at CES (Consumers Electronics Show) 2018 trade fair, Samsung's boss said that a foldable smartphone is now being scheduled for release sometime next year. Apparently, the main reason the company had to delay the product is the inability of its engineers to provide it with a UX (user experience) suitable for the end user.

However, DJ Koh said that his company is actively looking into ways to overcome this problem so that the foldable smartphone could be commercialized by the end of 2019.

Samsung filed for a lot of patents related to its rumored foldable smartphone last year, and, hardware-wise, it looks like the company is ready to build a device that could be mass-produced. Hopefully, Samsung will be able to overcome the UX obstacle preventing it from outing the world's first foldable smartphone sooner rather than later.

source: Zdnet



1. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

That phone looks so 'alien-ish'. In any case; I don't think I'd ever want that 'Samsung Galaxy Jelly' or whatever it ends up being called, in my pocket. Oh well, G'Day!

6. drunkenjay

Posts: 1704; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

that's not a phone. its just a diplay which is folded in a way to showcase its flexibility.

2. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 746; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

I knew this is gonna happen! Another delay!

3. ijuanp03

Posts: 690; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

To those who are saying they wouldn't want to have foldable phone should remember phones didn't start as smartphones with bezel-less screens and all. So stop complaining why the heck Samsung even thought of this. You didn't even think of doing a selfie in 2018!

5. ahmadkun

Posts: 697; Member since: May 02, 2016

So samsung has told us about this back in 2013 and we expected to see it in 2014 but some rumors said in 2015 in and then samsung said it should be in 2016 and then in 2016 it been delayed to 2017 and in 2017 it delayed to 2018 and now in 2018 it delayed to 2019 and in 2019 it will be delayed till 2020 and so on till we die before seeing a foldable phone ..

7. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

There are many things to worry about before you die and some foldable phone is not one of them.

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

As long as there is a suitable case which also bends I'm all for it

10. Cat97

Posts: 2029; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The big problem: no one asked for this useless "tech".

12. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

You're no one. Try not to speak for everybody, please.

11. BigBoat

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 28, 2017

This is why you don’t talk about what your working on. All companies have crazy prototypes. Talk about it, when it close to release. We been hearing about this since 2013.

13. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

just in time for 10

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