Samsung says its upcoming foldable cellphone will not be a gimmick product
Samsung’s cellular head, DJ Koh, has talked quite a bit concerning the firm’s upcoming foldable cellphone, and now, he is promising potential patrons it will not be a “gimmick product” that disappears “after six to 9 months after it is delivered”.
In an interview with CNET, the manager revealed that the gadget, when unfolded, will work very similar to a pill, providing up a big display screen and multi-tasking capabilities. Nonetheless, when folded, it will double as a transportable cellphone. Such a tool has been rumoured for a number of years, and even Samsung itself launched a trailer in 2013 that includes a product very similar to the one it is now teasing.
Koh has indicated earlier than that the gadget – which has but to be named or seen in individual – may debut at Samsung’s developer convention on 7 November, although solely whether it is prepared. ”After we ship a foldable cellphone, it must be actually significant to our buyer,” he defined to CNET. “If the person expertise is lower than my normal, I don’t need to ship these form of merchandise.”
If it does seem on the developer convention, we suspect it will nonetheless be a prototype. Take into consideration Microsoft HoloLens or Google Glass, two gadgets that launched for builders however by no means actually got here to market. If we needed to guess, Samsung is probably going desperate to display its foldable cellphone as a result of its competitors, together with Huawei, plans to launch their very own foldable handsets by subsequent yr.