At that size, Samsung is veering into tablet territory – but because it’s foldable, the handset will likely be as portable as just like the smaller models.
It’ll be so interesting to see how this pans out. The Korean hardware conglomerate is also believed to be working on curved batteries for their latest upcoming device, along with flexible OLED displays. The latter should come easy to Samsung, seeing as how it’s the leading supplier of this type of screen tech worldwide.
Martin’s sources also mentioned that the foldable phone, codenamed ‘Winner,’ will likely to be cost around $1,500 which is Rs 1 lacs in Indian currency at the time of launch. Previouslt it was reported that the smartphone will cost around $1,900.
Naturally, this isn’t going to have mass appeal when it arrives – but it could usher in a new era of premium smartphone design for people who want additional screen real estate for watching videos and working more on the productivity apps.
There is also a report that Samsung will reveal the foldable Winner at the next CES event which is going to be held in 2019; for those of us waited with bated breath to see if the company can pull this off, January 2019 can’t come soon enough.
People are now going to see something more affordable in the future. The same teaser also reported that the Samsung is also going to launch Bixby smart speaker for $300 with likely to be coming around with Galaxy Note 9. Samsung might also pitch a high end booster music player, which is going to compete with the Google Home max and Apple HomePod. It might also going to face an uphill battle with the Bixby, which is still struggling more than a year and there’s no guarantee that version 2.0 will lure people away.