Samsung's mobile chief says to expect a foldable smartphone in 2018
by Alan Friedman / Sep 12, 2017, 2:10 AM
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.
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Which Apple will use as inspiration for their 20 years anniversary phone.
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 2:34 AM 17
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apple hater ?
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 2:58 AM 3
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 Sep 12, 2017, 5:14 AM 1
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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 Sep 12, 2017, 10:43 AM 0
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 Sep 12, 2017, 11:16 AM 0
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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 Sep 12, 2017, 9:00 AM 2
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So Techie finally got banned.
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 4:33 AM 3
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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 Sep 12, 2017, 5:09 AM 0
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I heard this Foldable THINGY 2 years ago, i think we'll see happen in year 2020.
posted on Sep 12, 2017, 6:55 AM 0
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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 Sep 12, 2017, 9:06 AM 1
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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 Sep 12, 2017, 9:11 AM 0
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