Just last week, a company that you had probably never heard of released the world’s first foldable smartphone, a feat we had been expecting from Samsung, LG or Huawei. However, Samsung is not relenting on working on its own foldable smartphone.
It appears that the South Korean company does not want to keep its product plans regarding the foldable smartphone secret anymore. Reports have it that Samsung plans to reveal some details of the phone’s key features this week.
The main objective of this is to get useful feedback, especially from developers who will tweak apps to make sure that they run smoothly on the new technology. This is because new apps will now need to be able to switch between two different screen sizes on the same device.
According to a Samsung official who decided to go anonymous, “Unlike our flagship products, the foldable phone is a completely new concept in terms of design and user experience, which requires a different approach. Before we take it to the market, we want to share with developers what we’ve done so far and see what they think of it.”
With foldable phones, users will be able to perform more tasks on their mobile devices. Tasks that are meant for tablets will be able to work well on a smaller and more compact device that can be folded and unfolded at will.
According to Greg Roh, an Analyst at HMC Investment & Securities, “First, Samsung needs to show foldable smartphones are commercially viable. If they become established well enough to take a place in flagship product line-ups like the S-series and Note-series, then foldables might just help turn around the company’s underperforming mobile business.”
If Samsung gets the foldable smartphone right, it will probably become the most popular phone from the company in recent times. Analysts expect Samsung’s foldable smartphone to be launched in the first half of 2019 if the company does not want to risk new Apple phones stealing its shine.