ETNews is reporting that Samsung is trialling a new innovation for smartphones to take: having a foldable display. The aim of these manufacturing trials is to hopefully turn them into a commercial product, and the sooner Samsung can get them out into the wild, the better.
After the less-than-impressive sales of the Galaxy S9, it is clear that Samsung needs to make a change in their Galaxy series moving forward, in order to give their products a point of difference to the competition. Perhaps the folding mobile phones are the way to go.
With the pilot line manufacturing already underway, it is rumoured that Samsung will ramp up with an upgraded line in September. Then if everything is going as planned, Samsung will proceed with full-scale production by the end of this year, with a capacity of 100,000 units. The aim is to then manufacture one million units in 2019.
This foldable mobile device is also rumoured to be roughly 7 inches, and there are a variety of different foldable techniques and concepts that are still being decided. This mobile phone is not expected to be the Galaxy S10, but rather rumours are pointing towards this device being the Galaxy X instead.
Because of this unique technology, there may not as many Galaxy X's developed for the mass market, due to this phone seemingly being a "trial" to test the waters, while the Galaxy S10 will continue the Galaxy series natural progression forward.
In addition to this, Pocketnow has also reported that Samsung are inching closer to their finished design for a curved battery, which would supposedly sit within this foldable device. Such an innovation will be a huge leap forward for technology, and Samsung seem to want be leading the way.
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