Samsung's Foldable Phone to Eventually Launch Early Next Year, Will Likely Be Priced Above $1,500: Report

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Samsung's long-expected foldable smartphone is currently likely to be started early next year. This development comes only days after the South Korean giant reported declining smartphone earnings in the past quarters.

The new foldable smartphone in the Seoul-headquartered technology giant will produce a new product group at the mobile market, which is Samsung's third offering at the flagship range, along with the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note collection, reports Wall Street Journal, citing sources knowledgeable about the issue. Initially, according to the report, this foldable smartphone is going to be targeted at particular markets such as mobile players. After comments, a broader rollout is expected from the second half of 2019. The report also goes on to say that although this phone may not be enormous achievement early on, Samsung intends to be the primary major mobile producer to acquire this type of a tech out on the industry.

After this, Samsung mobile primary DJ Koh, on the sidelines of this Galaxy S9launching in Barcelona, had maintained the foldable smartphone was not only a gimmick and foldable OLED phones will probably be attracted this season to distinguish from the competition. Therefore, if the WSJ report is to be considered, Samsung's foldable smartphone was delayed.

Before this month, rumors surfaced online pointing towards the launching of a foldable Galaxy X smartphone in CES 2019, which will be in January next year. Some reports claim the phone may be costly as large as $1,850 (approximately Rs. 1,27,300).

In accordance with the Wall Street Journal, the forthcoming"Winner" smartphone when folded will have a little display on a single side of the outside and cameras around the opposite. Potential overheating problems are an issue of concern, according to the resources, with prices also increasing as a result of the need for strong components. WSJ quotes a cost point no less than $1,500 (approximately Rs. 1,03,200).

Separately, the report points involving the approaching launching of a Bixby-powered voice-activated speaker which will probably launch next month - maybe, along with that the Galaxy Note 9 on August 9.

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