Samsung brought its foldable smartphone to Las Vegas, where ‘CES 2018’ is held, and released it to the public, according to sources on Jan. 12.
During the private meeting, the company also shared the launch schedule, including production from the end of this year. It was limited to certain VIPs, not the general public, and they set up a private exhibition hall to share product launch schedule and specifications.
According to multiple representatives who visited the exhibition on Jan. 10th, Samsung Display has unveiled a showroom at CES 2018 and released a foldable smartphone to specific customers. Last year, Samsung Mobile World Congress (MWC) unveiled a private showroom, limited to major customers, has released a foldable smart phone. The products that were shown as private this time were modeled as an upgraded model last year.
Samsung’s foldable phone has a 7.3-inch foldable OLED screen. The smartphone with fold-in design has a bendable curvature of 1R whereas the model with fold-out design has a curvature of 5R. This suggests that both the foldable phones can be folded like a paper. Previous reports have suggested that such phones may not feature glass panel, but it may feature polymer OLED.
“Samsung attracted more clients to the private meeting compared to last year. The phone development seems to be almost finished, raising expectations for the phone launch,” said another source. The company has reportedly finished the development and is now raising expectations for the launch. It is likely that the company may unveil it at the end of the year or in early 2019.