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Samsung's mobile chief says to expect a foldable smartphone in 2018

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Samsung's mobile chief says to expect a foldable smartphone in 2018
Perhaps in a bid to distract all of those smartphone fans watching out for Apple's introduction this afternoon of the tenth anniversary Apple iPhone X model, Samsung had a big announcement itself. Samsung's top mobile executive, Koh Dong-jin, said today that the company will be releasing its long awaited foldable smartphone in 2018. The manufacturer has been working on this for some time. Back at CES in 2011, Samsung introduced a 4.5-inch flexible AMOLED display.

Samsung's press conference today was held to show off the highly regarded Samsung Galaxy Note 8 phablet to the media in the company's home country of South Korea. In the country, and in the U.S., pre-orders are running at record levels. Before this Friday's launch of the phone in South Korea, 650,000 units have been reserved. That is impressive considering the price tag of the Galaxy Note 8, which is 1.1 million Korean Won (the equivalent to $969 USD in South Korea) and $930 USD in the states.

The Samsung foldable smartphone will feature a bendable screen. Analysts have said that mass producing such a device with high-end specs and a thin form factor will not be easy. And while there has been talk almost every year about such a handset, we now actually have Sammy's top mobile executive giving us 2018 as the year that the company's foldable phone will arrive.

Koh also said that its Harmon speaker division is working to develop an artificial intelligence based speaker that users can speak to for music and to handle other tasks. This does sound a bit like the smart speaker that Samsung has already spoken about. This would compete with the Amazon Echo, Google Home, Microsoft Invoke the Apple HomePod and a smart speaker launching next month from Sony. The Samsung unit is also expected to include personal assistant Bixby.

source: AP

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posted on 12 Sep 2017, 02:34 17

1. haruken (Posts: 145; Member since: 06 Nov 2013)


Which Apple will use as inspiration for their 20 years anniversary phone.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 02:58 3

3. rdvn26 (Posts: 39; Member since: 04 Aug 2017)


apple hater ?

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 04:15 13

6. afrohoxha (Posts: 38; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


apple lover?

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 07:00

14. rdvn26 (Posts: 39; Member since: 04 Aug 2017)


ı dont hate any tech brand lol get a life if you hate tech brand there are so many things to hate

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 09:00

17. Darkkracker (Posts: 250; Member since: 11 Jun 2016)


yes. we all hate you. :)

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 05:14 1

9. TechGirl90 (Posts: 386; Member since: 06 Feb 2017)


I understand some of you have an animosity towards Apple and their products, but mentioning them on a Samsung Article (or any article that is not related to Apple) is just an open door to be scolded.(I'm guilty, I do this too, not saying I'm a saint in this matter)

And once that Reprimanding comes, some of you will complain about it, and no ones fault for the responses towards you will be your own.

Apple makes solid Products, sure they look the same and they put inexscusable price tags on them, but I have to admit, their Optimization is second to none in the Smartphone Game, not by any means am I saying Apple is perfect or their Products, they're solid, and I give them props, Other Manufacturers have their Components within the iPhones, but IMO I feel Apple tries to take advantage of those components fully by optimizing their Software.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 06:03

12. maherk (Posts: 4996; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


You clearly didn't read the article. Apple is mentioned in the opening sentence.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 09:28 1

22. TechGirl90 (Posts: 386; Member since: 06 Feb 2017)


I stand corrected.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 10:43

23. trojan_horse (Posts: 5337; Member since: 06 May 2016)


You've already been corrected.

Comment #1 did not mention Apple irrelevantly, because this article itself spoke about the iPhone X in the first paragraph!

So, you saying: "mentioning them on a Samsung Article (or any article that is not related to Apple) is just an open door to be scolded" is false in this case, since comment #1 is related to the first paragraph of this article which talked about Apple.

Admit you've been proven wrong.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 11:16

24. TechGirl90 (Posts: 386; Member since: 06 Feb 2017)


Again, I stand corrected, correction means: something that is substituted or proposed for what is wrong or inaccurate; emendation., I'm not saying I'm right, I acknowledged my misinformed statement on this matter, it's clear you didn't understand that.

Don't make this more than what it is.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 12:09 1

27. maherk (Posts: 4996; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


She did say she stand corrected, which means she acknowledge that she was wrong but now she realizes that.
No need to start an argument over nothing.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 13:51 1

28. trojan_horse (Posts: 5337; Member since: 06 May 2016)


I misunderstood it then... I took it like she said : "I stand corrected" meaning I still have grounds to stand on, or 'I am yet to be corrected'...

I hereby apologize for the mistake.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 09:00 2

16. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 597; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


Don't kid yourself, Apple will claim foldable smartphones are a joke and have no practical use, then 3 years later, release a foldable smartphone and act like they invented them.

On top of that, they'll even buy Samsung's old panels while Sammy releases the best in class foldable screens

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 09:01 2

18. Darkkracker (Posts: 250; Member since: 11 Jun 2016)


exactly. you sir win today's prize for most sensible comment.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 02:36 2

2. Derekjeter (Posts: 1156; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Hey PA, are you guys ready for the most profitable day in your companies history?

It will be epic for you PA, and all you have to do is thank Apple.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 03:56

4. Cat97 (Posts: 416; Member since: 02 Mar 2017)


Sorry, I don't expect a foldable smartphone.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 04:14

5. afrohoxha (Posts: 38; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


You almost never mention Samsung and Galaxy phones on an Apple article. Why mentioning it on the very first paragraph?

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 04:33 3

7. Podrick (Posts: 1157; Member since: 19 Aug 2015)


So Techie finally got banned.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 05:39 1

11. ibend (banned) (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


He'll make new account..
(and that account will reach 1000 posts before the end of this month)

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 08:03

15. Plasticsh1t (Posts: 2443; Member since: 01 Sep 2014)


Good riddance. About time he got banned.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 05:09

8. Jesseclark (banned) (Posts: 28; Member since: 10 Jun 2017)


Nothing special there, it'll come to Apple in there 25th anniversary edition. Samsung should know the difference between normal every year phone and once in years anniversary phones. They should stop launching anniversary phones every year with super amoled, wireless charging, curved screens and now these foldable ones.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 05:25

10. Furkan (Posts: 142; Member since: 25 Feb 2017)


I dont need foldable phone,I need QC4+

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 06:55

13. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2202; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


I heard this Foldable THINGY 2 years ago, i think we'll see happen in year 2020.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 09:02

19. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 597; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


Either way, it's going to be interesting, since we know Sammy and LG are going back and forth with the Tech. Samsungs Smart Flip phone is cool enough as it is, if only it was certified for the US

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 09:06 1

20. Darkkracker (Posts: 250; Member since: 11 Jun 2016)


I personally think that foldable tech will go the way of curved panel TV's. but this is why I respect Sammy and lg over apple. they are always pioneering new ideas in mobile and are willing to invest money into research and innovation, and then apple is just lazy and sloppy. they sit on the sidelines and then come by after other companies have already attempted new ideas, and they casually pick them up and polish them and repackage the idea. Apple always make the ideas work better, but damn, why so lazy? Surely apple can be the first at something going forward.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 09:11

21. Rampage_Taco (Posts: 597; Member since: 17 Jan 2017)


Wait, are Curved TVs not a thing anymore? I love mine and I expect to get another one when it's time to move on. Although LGs Wallpaper TVs look pretty enticing, I wonder how soon before they can be mass produced

The trend of Apple following occurred after Jobs passed, he was an innovator, he wasn't as concerned with money as those currently in charge. Why take risks when you can become richer?

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 11:22

25. Chidoro (Posts: 139; Member since: 20 Sep 2016)


Yeah, that will distract from the Apple news today.

posted on 12 Sep 2017, 11:41

26. HansP (Posts: 215; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Apple catches up to the edge-less era, Samsung moves on to the next level...

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