Here we are once again talking about the ever-elusive foldable phone from Samsung. This time, a report from South China Morning predicts that the foldable phone or Galaxy X, whatever it is called will be released sometime in 2019. Moreover, as per the report that takes cues from industry experts and researchers also disclosed that the handset will use a 7.3-inch screen and have an eye-watering $1850 price tag.
As per latest reports, suppliers will start shipping components to Samsung in November and mass production will intensify within two months for a 2019 release. Some details regarding the display have also been revealed. As per the report, the 7.3-inch display will fold up into two 4.5-inch panels. Moreover, the two foldable panels will fold inwards and there will still be one on the outside., as Shinhan Financial analyst Park Hyung-woo. The analyst is also sure that Samsung will once again showcase a prototype behind closed doors at CES 2019, albeit a much more finalised model this time.
Samsung will make the handset available globally whenever it goes official. The current prediction is that Samsung will launch the innovative foldable phone in the first half of 2019 but due to the high price it will be a very luxurious product. Also, Samsung will be launching the Galaxy S10 at MWC 2019 in late February, as rumours suggest. So, the Seoul-based OEM might withhold the foldable phone till the end of the first half od 2019. There are other OEMs like Huawei, Oppo, and LG that are also in the race for the foldable handset but no one seems to be as close to launching one as dear old Samsung.