“In 2018, we will differentiate through the development of cutting-edge products, which as foldable OLED smartphones,” stated Samsung during its latest earnings call.
Samsung Electronics revealed plans to develop foldable OLED displays, during its earnings call yesterday. The South Korean company mentioned that it aims to unveil the foldable handset sometime during this year.
During the earnings call, Samsung also mentioned its next big release, the Galaxy S9. Without providing too many details, the company said it would be unveiling Galaxy S9 on February 25. The upcoming flagship phone is expected to be available for purchase, along with Galaxy S9+, sometime in March. The phone maker also mentioned it intend to “focus on accelerating 64-layer transition and strengthening product differentiation via its V-NAND-based solutions.” plans to expand 64-layer V-NAND technology and AI (artificial intelligence) and IoT (Internet of Things) capabilities.
Samsung had reportedly had some meetings at the CES 2018, where it discussed prototypes for the foldable OLED smartphone, possibly to garner feedback. This gadget is now being called Galaxy X.
Rumor has it that Galaxy X would be a hybrid between a smartphone and tablet, with a screen size of more than 7 inches. On folding the screen, the device would have the traditional smartphone form factor.
The company has plans to foray into the automotive electronics industry with its foldable panels.
Samsung plans to focus on its Bixby virtual assistant. Bixby can already perform tasks that other virtual assistants can, like answering questions and setting reminders. Samsung is also developing Bixby to handle a plethora of other tasks like sending a file to someone on the contact list. Moreover, Bixby would be able to know what users are looking at on their smartphone and provide relevant information about that.
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