Every player in the mobile business is toying with foldable designs. Some of them have already announced their first commercial products, but the foldable phones from Samsung and Huawei have yet to hit stores. Others have confirmed they’re working on foldable designs of their own, including Lenovo, Oppo, and Xiaomi.
And then some have been much more secretive about such plans, and I’m including Apple, Google, and Microsoft in that list. Sony might have just joined that latter group as well, as the company hasn’t announced any plans to manufacture foldable devices of its own, nor has it teased any concept products as other handset vendors have. But Sony is indeed studying [...]
Samsung’s first foldable smartphone is starting to feel like the Bigfoot of tech. There are all these reports claiming that people have seen it! It exists! And there are photos of it in the wild! Awareness of the mythical creature is surprisingly widespread, despite the absurdity of its existence. And here we are with the Galaxy Fold, which Samsung promises us is still coming, despite its failure to launch on time due to incredibly worrying early reviews
Extraordinarily, a new report suggests not only that the foldable handset is coming soon, but that Samsung is also prepping its successor for 2020.
Manufacturing is supposedly underway, finally, for Samsung’s second try at the Galaxy Fold smartphone that failed so spectacularly its April launch had to be scuttled. There have been sporadic reports that Samsung hasn’t given up on wanting to make another go at releasing its first foldable handset — that components will soon start shipping, with a release expected closer to the end of the year.
In yet another sign the company seems to be serious about another try, it seems that public testing may be happening now, with a Galaxy Fold having been spotted in the wild.
A report published earlier today by Independent detailing a recent meeting with Samsung in South Korea reveals the company’s self-awareness when it comes to the Galaxy Fold’s rocky start. Samsung CEO DJ Koh was quoted as saying “It was embarrassing. I pushed it through before it was ready.”
Koh humbly offered his company’s apologies when it came to the early problems, “I do admit I missed something on the foldable phone, but we are in the process of recovery” He also believes that the company has “defined all of the issues and all of the problems we couldn’t find”, further expanding that: