Samsung will unveil a foldable smartphone later this year, the CEO of its mobile division told CNBC. No details were given during the interview with CNBC but Samsung is trying to differentiate the experience from a tablet once it is unfolded.
Koh said that the phone can be used as it is but when you need to browse you might need to unfold it. He briefing mentioned that the experience will be different from a tablet. If it is the same as a tablet, why would consumers buy it ? While details are sketchy, it seemed that Samsung is likely to focus on creating an actual screen that bends. The Wall Street Journal reported in July that an upcoming foldable smartphone would use a single screen.
Koh said the device could be unveiled this year at the Samsung Developer Conference in November in San Francisco, but gave no indication of when it might go on sale.