After unveiling the 2018 flagships, Samsung's mobile CEO talks about the foldable "Galaxy X"
Samsung will most likely offer first a version that folds inwards. A model with a screen that folds outwards will be offered in the future. The latter will require a screen with more flexibility than needed for an inward folding unit. The Samsung Galaxy X unit that made the trip to Vegas carried a 7.3-inch display.
According to a report published this afternoon, Mr. Koh is concerned that the public will consider the foldable phone to be a gimmick. The executive said, "I need complete confidence that we're delivering the best user experience when we're launching a new category." While Koh wouldn't offer any other information about the long-awaited phone right now, he promised that when the time comes to introduce the Galaxy X (or whatever it will be called), he won't hold back anything.
Samsung isn't the only major tech firm working on a folding device. Through a series of patents, it seems apparent that Microsoft is prepping a folding tablet/phone that has been given the code name of Andromeda. With radio silence coming from Redmond, it is unknown how far along Microsoft is in developing this model.