Samsung's first foldable smartphone has been part of the rumor for a while now. Earlier in 2018, the South Korean giant's mobile division CEO DJ Koh announced that the expected handset could finally become a reality by November of this year. While leaks and speculation still make the rounds, Koh has released some of the details of the upcoming unit. He allegedly confirmed that Samsung folding device will act as a tablet user who can penetrate into a smartphone that fits into the pocket. With this feature, users will also get multitasking features in the device along with easy portability.
On the sidelines of the Samsung Galaxy A9 launch at an event in Kuala Lumpur, in an interview with CNET, DJ Koh played some beans on Samsung's upcoming folding handset. He emphasized that the company will deliver a folding phone only when it is "very meaningful to our customer." Koh was quoted and said, "If the user experience is not up to my standard, I will not deliver such products."
Koh said that the folding smartphone will not be a "gimmick product" that will "disappear after six to nine months after it's delivered." He also noted that the handset will be available internationally, unlike smartphones like the Galaxy round that came with a curved display but was only available in the home country.
At the same time Koh did not reveal any specifications of the display on the folding phone but said that a larger display is important in smartphones. To give examples of how the company's Galaxy Note setup paved the way for larger phones from rivals like Apple and Google, Koh suggested that the folding phone would allow screen sizes of over 6.5 inches. Hopefully about the look of the handset, Koh said, "Possibly when we start selling the folding phone, it may be a niche market, but it will definitely expand." He added: "I'm positive that we need a folding phone."