Rumors of a foldable and bendable smartphone from one of the biggest companies on the market look like they could come to fruition in the near future. According to the Wall Street Journal, Samsung is gearing up to introduce a foldable smartphone sometime next year with a 7-inch screen that, when folded, resembles the shape of a wallet.
Samsung Electronics Co. is planning to introduce a foldable-screen smartphone early next year, according to people familiar with the matter, as the world’s largest phone maker eyes a splashy device to help re-energize its slumping handset business.
The Samsung prototype, which bears the internal code name “Winner,” features a screen that measures about 7 inches diagonally, roughly the size of a smaller tablet, these people said.
WSJ also says Samsung’s foldable phone will be expensive. In fact, it could cost upwards of $1,500. It’ll be targeted to a niche audience like gamers when it launches, but that’s still a high price to pay for a smartphone. Meanwhile, we’re all still trying to cope with $1,000 handsets.
It isn’t clear exactly when this mysterious device will other than sometime in 2019, but we’ll, of course, keep you up to date.