The much-hyped Samsung’s first foldable smartphone might fold inward instead of outward as was being anticipated in the past. The South Korean smartphone giant has been working on a foldable smartphone for quite some time now and has been able to demonstrate flexible displays in the past. Its mobile chief DJ Koh recently confirmed that the smartphone might debut under the same Galaxy Note brand next year.
Samsung’s foldable smartphone is nicknamed Galaxy X (probably after iPhone X)and initial reports suggested that it will have an outward folding mechanism. Sammobile reports citing Business Korea reports that the Galaxy X will instead have an inward-folding mechanism and feature a 3R curvature. The report notes that Samsung’s concepts are centred on an outward folding smartphone.
Moreover, the report says that Samsung has been sweating on a foldable smartphone concept for nearly five years now and its initial design involved an inward folding mechanism.
However, the company digressed from that concept to design a smartphone with outward folding mechanism before coming back to square one again. However, it is still unclear whether Samsung has ditched the plans to make a foldable smartphone alongwith an outward folding mechanism altogether.
DJ Koh, Samsung’s mobile chief confirmed that the company plans to launch a foldable smartphone next year and is currently dealing with some hurdles with the smartphone. He said the launch might be pushed back if they don’t manage to overcome those hurdles in time.
Samsung’s foldable smartphone was first spotted in the form of patent images last year. It was recently certified in Korea with model number SM-G888NO and it is expected to enter production during the fourth quarter of 2017.