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Samsung likely to launch foldable smartphones in third quarter of 2017: Report

Korean Technology Major Samsung Is Likely To Launch Its Foldable Smartphones In The Third Quarter Of This Year.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 12 Jan 2017, 01:26:34 PM
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New Delhi:

Korean technology major Samsung is likely to launch its foldable smartphones in the third quarter of this year. The Korea Herald quoted sources who told the site, “Samsung is expected to roll out more than 100,000 units of fold-out devices in the third quarter.” Samsung’s new fold-out smartphone will be used as a 7-inch tablet when unfolded.

As per sources close to the matter, it wouldn’t be much of challenge for the Korean smartphone maker to manufacture fold-out phones as it has already acquired fold-in technology.

However, Samsung is not the only one contemplating with foldable displays. Competitor LG, which acquired fold-out technology three years back, has it much more developed than Samsung. The report quoted anonymous sources who told The Korea Herald LG is gearing up to produce more than 100,000 foldable devices in the fourth quarter.

Earlier reports claim Samsung has a “two-track strategy”, which will help it launch foldable smartphones in the market. Instead of unveiling its final flexible display smartphone, ET News claims, Samsung will first introduce a “dual-screen” phone that will feature two separate flat displays on each side.

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First Published : 12 Jan 2017, 12:34:00 PM

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