Samsung Electronics has confirmed its desire to be the world's first supplier to launch a folding smartphone, adding that the Galaxy S10 will not be the company's first 5G phone and that its own model will.
DK Koh, president of the South Korean technological giant's mobile business, spoke at a press interview for Korean journalists beside the Unpacked Galaxy Note 9 event, said the company "focused on developing innovations that will be sincerely accepted and enjoyed by consumers" for the foldable phone, but also that the company "will not lose the world's first title".
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Competitors Apple, Huawei and LG Electronics are all preparing a foldable smartphone. Huawei is allegedly also aiming for the world's first title.
Koh said that the revelation time of Samsung's folding phone is not far away and that the company has overcome many obstacles in quality and durability. "We would not have started [the project] if there would be a one-time thing," said the president and suggested that the folding phone will be a series.
The mobile boss also denied rumors that the company has considered combining the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. "For the near future, there will be no change in the launch of the S Series in the first half and the Notes series in the second half of the year," he said.
Mobile operators worldwide roll out 5G next year, with South Korean telecom planning to launch it in March. Samsung cooperates with local operators to be the first to roll out a 5G phone, Koh said, adding that the Galaxy S10 will not be the first 5G phone and its own model will. It was unclear whether he meant the folding phone, which is also expected early next year, will be the first 5G phone, whether another brand is being prepared or whether it will be delayed for the Notes series.
In addition to preparing for 5G, Samsung has been preparing for a time of smart devices instead of smartphones. Samsung is an integrated electronics company that has all devices, and the company will take advantage of this.
At the Samsung Developer Conference in November this year, the company launches API and SDK from Bixby, its virtual assistant, and holds a separate event for Galaxy Home, its AI speaker shown on Packed with note 9, the president added. "We are working at Bixby in preparation for the next five to ten years," he said.
Huawei surpassed Apple as the second largest provider of smartphones in the second quarter, according to IDC, with Samsung as a good management. Samsung is prepared to add new features to mid-range phones first in emerging markets like India, Latin America and Southeast Asia, said Koh.
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