But Samsung could have something far more interesting in store for select attendees of the trade show. We’re talking a private demo of a foldable handset that might launch later this year, with great emphasis on the word “private,” as only distributors, retail and carrier partners, and reporters will likely see the device.
This may indicate its foldable concept won’t be available anytime soon, and that Samsung is looking to gather more feedback prior to an announcement.
Recall that in January, rumors of the company putting the finishing touches on a flexible phone called the Galaxy X made the rounds online. The Korean media reported only 100,000 units of the experimental device are set for release sometime in the third quarter of 2017.
Samsung obviously believes the future of the industry lies in bendable hardware, or tablets that fold in half to become phones. It isn’t alone, though; LG has been working on flexible displays for years, and it has reportedly inked a deal with Apple, Google, and Microsoft for supply requirements.
Of course, Samsung isn’t new to phones that break the mold. In 2014, it introduced the Galaxy Note Edge, which redefined the flat face of phones and led to last year’s Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and a bunch of other curved phones by other manufacturers.
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