In the previous month, Samsung had showcased the rumored Galaxy X foldable phone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 behind closed doors to its clients. It was revealed that the company may launch it at the end of the year or early 2019. Yesterday, during the launch event of the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung mobile business CEO DJ Koh gave out some information on the highly awaited foldable phone to CNET.
In an interview with CNET, Koh said that Samsung’s first foldable phone is not a gimmick as the company is aiming to deliver best user experience through it. He also hinted that it will be arriving as a new category but refrained from revealing any information on the specs of the phone. He claimed that he will reveal more details on it when the time arrives to show off the device.
When he was specifically asked whether the foldable phone would be launched this year. He responded by saying, “Sometimes I do not listen. My ear is not so good.” Rumors have it that the alleged Galaxy X phone featuring 7.3-inch foldable display would enter production phase by November this year. Hence, the handset may get unveiled at the beginning of next year. The foldable phone is expected to arrive with in-fold design.
Koh confirmed that a Bixby voice assistant powered smart speaker will be launching later this year. He had previously confirmed that it would be arriving in the second half of 2018. Again, he did not reveal any information on the Bixby smart speaker.