Samsung to make at least a million foldable phones

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Even so, Samsung Electronics President DJ Koh believes that the flexible phone will ship at least one million units.

Samsung Electronics Co. unveils the display and interface of the upcoming foldable smartphone during the developers' conference in the United States on November 7, 2018, in this photo provided by the company.

According to a report from Yonhap News Agency (via The Verge), Samsung's foldable phone, recently teased at a company event, will cost around 2 million won or $1,770. It will decide based on the market's response if production is to be ramped up thereafter. It only offered a look at the foldable display as the actual device was obscured in a black box.

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He said he did not think folding phones will replace the current slab form factor, but noted the technology had a lot of potential to develop further, including to foldable and stretchable devices. The Galaxy S10 is due to arrive in February while its 5G variant may be launched alongside the foldable device in March.

Although Samsung can't claim to be the first to release a foldable smartphone, their solution appears to be better executed than China's Royole FlexPai. Alongside having plans for the Galaxy M-series models, the South Korean giant was already reported to be set to kill its Galaxy J-series family and integrate its price points into the Galaxy A family. Furthermore, manufacturing the foldable AMOLED panel isn't exactly going to be cheap.

Samsung shipped more than 300 million phones in total past year, according to TrendForce, a market research firm. Or would you rather wait until the price comes down in a couple of years?

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