Rumors about a folding smartphone Samsung go on the Internet already not the first year. But in recent times indicates that such a device can provide in the current year.
Samsung has almost completed development of the first foldable smartphone industry, says ETNews citing informed sources. And in the third quarter the South Korean giant will release thousands of prototype devices to be distributed among the partners for testing and assessment of the market prospects of the model before the start of commercial production.
When you create the device Samsung is committed to privacy and strictly struggling with leaks. So the first batch of test handsets will be rolled within the company and be supplied for testing only large mobile operators.
Sources indicate that Samsung is trying to make the device the most elegant and expensive, and its body will be made of premium materials. While initially in Seoul is expected to release the first prototype of a foldable smartphone in the first quarter. But Samsung spent a lot of time to bring it to mind, hoping to introduce high-tech product, which is a cut above the usual flagship smartphones. And since this is a completely new product, its future depends on the first impressions of the new products.
While Samsung have to look at the Chinese vendors, who continues to chase the Koreans and expect to take away from them the title of producer of the first foldable smartphone in the world. BOE, Visionox and AUO have already launched their prototypes of foldable panels and work closely with Lenovo, Oppo and Vivo in the development of such devices.
Whether Samsung will show a prototype to the public, is still unknown. It is possible, for IFA 2017 the company will be solved to demonstrate the device to draw extra attention. But given all of the above, expect exit production in the current year, still not worth it.