Samsung on course for a timely launch of the foldable smartphone

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Last updated: January 9th, 2019 at 18:03 UTC+02:00

The foldable Samsung smartphone, possibly called the Galaxy Fold, has been a talking point for so long now. Samsung provided a glimpse of its display at the SDC 2018 in November. The company was expected throw more light on it at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas.

While Samsung didn’t publicly talk about the phone at the event, a prototype of it was reportedly showcased at a private session to some of the company’s clients. And a Samsung executive confirmed to Digital Trends that the device will be released in the first half of 2019. Suzanne de Silva, Samsung’s director of Product Strategy and Marketing, confirmed to the scribe that the foldable phone will be released in the first half of 2019. No further information was offered.

Samsung foldable phone launching on time

After years of build-up, Samsung is finally gearing up to release its first foldable smartphone. The company was expected to launch the device in the first half of 2019 and it seems to be well on course to do so. There may not be any major issues preventing Samsung from launching the device on time.

The foldable smartphone could be the most expensive handset Samsung releases this year. And as for the specs, the device is expected to sport a triple-camera setup on the back. It may also pack two batteries with a combined capacity of nearly 6,000 mAh. The device will come with Bixby 3.0 on board.

Samsung has begun worldwide firmware development for the foldable smartphone and is reportedly ready for mass production of the handset. However, availability will be limited as the company is looking at producing only one million units for the initial run. More information on the device is expected at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month.

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