Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Tech | By Amelia Peters

Samsung foldable phone ‘Infinity Flex’: Release date, expected price, specifications, etc

Samsung foldable phone ‘Infinity Flex’: Release date, expected price, specifications, etc

After what seems the better part of a half-a-decade of unofficial rumours, Samsung has started to tease its long in development foldable display smartphone. "We are focusing more on the features that the users should get when they unfold the device", said Harksang Kim, Senior Vice President and Head of Mobile Visual R&D at Samsung Electronics.

An official with knowledge of the foldable phone told Reuters it will only show "detailed images", if anything at all.

SDC, short for Samsung Developer Conference, kicks off this week on Wednesday.

You see, for years now, we've been hearing rumors and writing up reports that Samsung is working on a device with a foldable display. While there's still no telling when these eccentric phones of the future will hit the market, there is now little doubt that Samsung will be talking about it a lot in its upcoming Samsung Developer Conference this week.

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'Unlike our flagship products, the foldable phone is a completely new concept in terms of design and user experience, which requires a different approach, ' the official said. But until that happens, it's very hard to get excited about a foldable phone that costs more than $1300 and won't have reliable software. The South Korean major took to Facebook to post an image of a folding Samsung logo, which clearly hints at the unveiling of a bendable smartphone.

Little-known Chinese tech firm Royale has beaten Samsung in launching a foldable phone. Let's have a look at what all has been revealed around Samsung's foldable smartphone thus far. From the totals cited, it appears that only 100,000 units will be made a month, which is much lower than the millions of Galaxy S devices the company manufactures a year.

Additionally, Samsung might launch it in the first quarter of 2019 with a hefty price tag. Separately, The Bell reports that Samsung has confirmed that the phone's foldable display is finished. Yes, it feels a bit gimmicky, but the FlexPai does actually deliver on its promise of being the "first foldable smartphone".

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