Samsung’s foldable smartphone ‘Galaxy X’ may be priced $1,850

At CES 2018, Samsung CEO DJ Koh said that he wants to be confident that in the rumoured Galaxy X, he is delivering the best user experience.

By Sourabh Kulesh | Published 15 Jun 2018 15:05 IST
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  • At CES 2018, Samsung CEO DJ Koh said that he wants to be confident that in the rumoured Galaxy X, he is delivering the best user experience.

Samsung’s foldable smartphone ‘Galaxy X’ may be priced $1,850
Samsung’s foldable smartphone ‘Galaxy X’ may be priced $1,850

While Samsung has come clean on the development of a foldable smartphone rumoured to be called Galaxy X but it hasn’t delved out any information on the price. A new report has claimed that the device, which is reported to be launching at MWC 2019, will cost nearly $1,850 and the parts needed to build the phone will go into production in November.   

Earlier this year, the rumours about Samsung launching a foldable phone gained new ground when the Korean giant reportedly revealed the phone at a private meeting with clients during CES 2018. In February, after company CEO DJ Koh unveiled Galaxy S9 series smartphones, he told CNET that he is focused on ensuring that the foldable smartphone is not a gimmick.

"I need complete confidence that we're delivering the best user experience when we're launching a new category. When the time comes to show off the device, I'll be open about the new product,” he said. The phone is reported to have a fold-in-fold-out design with an in-folding curvature of 1R(0.1 mm) while the out-folding curvature has a 5 radius of curvature.

Further, Samsung is not the only company that is developing a foldable smartphone. Apparently, Apple and Huawei also have dedicated teams which are working to develop a phone with a foldable display.

According to Wamsi Mohan, an analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, the Cupertino-based tech giant may launch a foldable iPhone in 2020 that could potentially double up as a tablet.

Last year talking to CNET, CEO of Huawei's Consumer Business Group, Richard Yu revealed that Huawei is working on a foldable phone which could be released in 2018. The company had filed the patent for a foldable phone at WIPO (World Intellectual property Organization). Yu mentioned that the prototype they are working on has a gap in the middle of the two screens, and they are trying to get rid of that.

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