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Samsung’s Foldable Smartphones Aren’t Coming Until 2019

We’ve all been anticipating Samsung’s push to get foldable smartphones on the market and in consumer’s hands, but according to an engineer at Samsung, it looks like we have a longer wait in front of us.

In a new report, Kim Tae-woong, Samsung Display’s principal engineer, says that foldable displays likely won’t mature until 2019, almost four years after Samsung was projected to introduce the first foldable smartphones with bendable screens. The reason behind this delay is due to Samsung currently directing their efforts to bezel-free displays, something we see for the first time from the company with the Galaxy S8 and S8+. Kim says Samsung is now focusing on perfecting this design technique and will continue to evolve foldable smartphones over the coming years.

While it is a bit unfortunate we won’t see commercial foldable smartphones for at least another two years, it’s nice to know Samsung is taking their time with this new technology. We’ve seen what happens before when they don’t take their time, so I say be as thorough and take as much time as you need.


Max Buondonno is a technology enthusiast who has been working as a journalist in this industry for more than two years. He has grown up in the age where everyone has a smartphone which has influenced his decision to become a professional technology writer, his passion in life. He's dipped his toes in the development of websites, while you can ask him anything about Apple, Google, or Microsoft and he's bound to give you an answer. He's reachable on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and email.

1 comment on “Samsung’s Foldable Smartphones Aren’t Coming Until 2019

  1. Pingback: Samsung’s Reportedly Working on Prototype Dual-Screen Smartphones Because God Knows We Need Them – MBEDDED

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