Samsung's first folding handset has been a major part of the hearsays and reports for quite some time now. Earlier this year, the South Korean firm's mobile division chief executive officer DJ Koh had made the declaration that the hotly-projected phone could lastly turn a reality by November 2018.
Whilst leaks and hearsays are on the roll, Koh has talked about a few details of the upcoming device.
The reports said that Koh has given confirmation about that the Samsung folding gadget will function as a tablet and the users could fold it into a handset, which can get easily fit into a pocket. With this new trait, the users will also obtain multitasking potentialities in the device together with easy portability.
At the sidelines of the Samsung Galaxy A9 launch at an occasion in Kuala Lumpur, in a talk with media people, DJ Koh put some light on Samsung's forthcoming foldable handset.
He stressed that the well-known company will deliver a folding handset only when it is "truly meaningful to our client."
Koh added, "If the user experience is not up to my standard, I don't want to deliver that kind of products."
Koh reportedly stated that the folding handset will not be a "gimmick product", which will "disappear after six to nine months after it's delivered."
He also mentioned that the handset will be available throughout the world, unlike handsets such as the Galaxy Round that boasted of a curved display but was accessible only in its home country.
In the meantime, Koh did not disclose any particulars of the display of the folding handset but stated that a bigger screen is significant in cellular phones.
Giving examples of how the company's Galaxy Note lineup paved the way for bigger phones from competitors such as Apple and Google, Koh suggested that the foldable handset would permit for display sizes of more than 6.5-inches.
Confident about the future of the phone, Koh added, "Possibly when we start selling the foldable phone, it may be a niche market, but definitely, it will expand."
He also said, "I'm positive that we do need a foldable phone."