Samsung aiming to launch first foldable phone in December, it could have 7.3" OLED screen

Samsung aiming to launch first foldable phone in December, it could have 7.3
Samsung is planning to start manufacturing its first foldable phone in November 2018 and the device will feature a massive, 7.3-inch OLED display, according to industry sources venting for Korean publication ET News.

We have seen leaked slides showing that Samsung has been working on foldable screens for years, and it is now said to have finally decided the time has come to commercialize the technology in a mainstream product. Take a look at this funny concept video back from four years ago:


This latest report, however, gives more substance to a dreamy video from the past: Samsung is now said to begin production of the foldable OLED displays in March this year and build up towards mass manufacturing in September, in preparation for manufacturing of the whole phone in November. The new Samsung foldable phone is rumored to be announced and/or launched in December this year or early next year.

What will it look like?


This latest report says the Samsung foldable phone will fold inwards and you will be able to open it much like a book. In general use, it will look like a phone and when you unfold it open it will look like a tablet of sorts. Naturally, Samsung Display is making the screens.

Another interesting tid-bit in this report is uncovered plans for Samsung to show this new technology to the industry behind closed doors in September.


And in case you wondered, yes, this phone will be expensive, much more expensive than the current 'premium tier' of phones.

"The foldable phone is targeting 'super premium', both in terms of performance and price, which goes beyond the existing premium smartphone, and aims to provide the performance, design and usability that is right for the product," an industry source in Korea said.

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13 Comments

3. midan

Posts: 2485; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

I still don't get this product. It will be very heavy, big and awkward for smartphone and quite small for tablet. But still interested to see the final product

11. Techlover2018

Posts: 80; Member since: Jul 14, 2017

Don't judge too early.

5. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1131; Member since: May 01, 2017

I expect this to be a one off device especially if it’s going to cost more than their current flagships. I see it mainly as an experimental product

6. theot14430 unregistered

It's too much, in my opinion. I don't believe it's going to sell.

9. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1789; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Got $2000 set aside just for this. I love any kind of Innovative gadget so this is definitely on my buy list. Can't wait to see the finished product. Hopefully it comes with a s-pen so I won't have to get this and the note...

10. Nobias23

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 17, 2017

But will we have an in screen finger print reader on the note 9?

12. Neoberry99

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

Doubt it

13. Panzer

Posts: 270; Member since: May 13, 2016

It sounds like Samsung is working on getting Linux Desktop distros running on their devices. Android Phone with Mint Desktop and give me some thunderbolt support I am listening. A true pocket pc. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/10/19/samsung_linux_on_galaxy/

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