Samsung: we will differentiate premium Galaxies with 'foldable OLED displays' in 2018

Samsung: we will differentiate premium Galaxies with 'foldable OLED displays' in 2018
We've been hearing it for years, but it may finally be happening - the bendable phone, that is - as Samsung just confirmed officially that it will start mass production of "foldable panels" this year, and we can think of an application or two for them. There is no need to imagine, though, as Samsung itself states the 2018 strategy in its record annual results press release: 


There you have it, Samsung may be prepping for battle this year, as the design of its purported foldable Galaxy X, or Wing, or whatever it names it, is reportedly "almost finished," and it is the interface puzzle that needs polishing now. 

Samsung allegedly brought both infolding and outfolding prototypes at a secret meeting around the CES expo earlier this month, and its presentation attracted larger than the usual crowd of investors and carrier reps this year, as the product is finally close to retail release, tipped insiders at the time. The agile Galaxy it outs will likely retail the infolding type, keeping the outfolders for a next generation of bendable handsets due to their higher curvature when folded, hence the need for increased durability. 

If you are wondering what "infolding" means, look no further than Samsung's latest patent on the matter in the slides below. As for the actual screen size when unfurled, the sources confirmed that it will be a 7.3" monster, allowing you to watch videos in relative comfort, then simply snap it shut, and tuck in your pocket without a second thought. Unfolding will reportedly be done at the push of a button, if Samsung's numerous patents on the matter become reality in some shape or form.


source: Samsung

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15 Comments

1. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 718; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

So the battery is at the bottom.... My guess is the battery capacity would be less than 2,000mah. Now the question remains. Should I get this foldable one than or the non-foldable one?

3. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

https://www.digitaltrends.com/wearables/samsung-flexible-battery/ Samsung is real tech. company..... Not a fruit seller.

16. TrumpsRuinedAmerica

Posts: 116; Member since: Dec 31, 2017

With their track record on batteries, I will wait for the second recall.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Its your right to settle for less than the best.

10. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Foldable... Having a foldable device in your pocket has to be a dream of any tech enthusiasts...

13. Boast_Rider

Posts: 534; Member since: Sep 14, 2017

There can be flexible batteries, or dual batteries inside the phone. No one will buy a phone with 2000 mAh battery.

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Waiting for real anniversary edition Galaxy Smartphone.....

7. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

This how a ten anniversary edition is done ... Not giving the Smartphone a notch and sell it for 1000....

8. iPhoneX

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 31, 2018

Can't wait. This competition between Apple and Samsung makes it amazing for us users !

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

What competition? Samsung has blown apple away with innovation and form factor. Hence the need for they're oled screens and plus models...

12. iPhoneX

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 31, 2018

Simple fact of life. Without competition there is monopoly . Samsung obviously innovates , no one can take that away but at the same time Apple does too. Both have their strengths . The end user is the beneficiary in this .

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

And Apple blows them away in literally every other aspect of running a consumer electronics organization lol. Sales, customer service, you name it.

18. tedkord

Posts: 17303; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And Apple has blown them away in sales. So what?

11. Landon

Posts: 1244; Member since: May 07, 2015

With that design, you'd have to unfold this every time you want to use the device. How many times can it be unfolded until it begins to fail? Also, I feel like the no-brainer name for this device should be the Galaxy V instead of Galaxy X.

14. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I'm excited to see it but the foldable phone in pictures above isn't looking good!! I hope they have another ideas for the foldable phone..

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