Forget the Galaxy S9, Samsung to release FOLDABLE smartphone later this year

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It was only a few hours after Samsung announced the release date of the Samsung Galaxy S9 that the rumours about the latest next-generation phone surfaced.

Known as the Galaxy X, it is reported to have a 7.3-inch flexible OLED display.

Our sources have said that it will fold inwards in the same manner as a book and this, in turn, will halve its size.

When folded, it can be used as a phone and when unfold it can be used as a tablet.

Industry sources have been speaking to ETNews and claim that Samsung plans to start producing the OLED screens as early as September ready for production of the Galaxy X to commence in November.

Ambitiously, the company is aiming to launch in December, sources claim.

The device certainly won’t be cheap with reports suggesting that it will cost in the region of £1,000 (THB43,000) compared to the top-end Galaxy Note 8 costs £869 (THB37,500).

The Korean Herald quizzed Samsung’s mobile chief Koh Dong-Jin about the flexible smartphone and he reported that “there are still durability issues that we need to address”.

Pressed about a potential release date for the all-new handset, Koh Dong-Jin said “it is difficult to talk about the date of the launch now.

“We want to unveil the products properly but now seems a bit early.”

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