Samsung has been working for a long time to bring device to market that has a foldable display. Throughout the years we have spotted patent applications showing different ways a folding display could be used in a smartphone and rumors occasionally pop up regarding Samsung’s work on the product. That long, slow effort is expected to finally pay off later this year or in early 2019. However, the latest word is that potential buyer’s will be asked to pony up in a big way to offset all of the development costs Samsung has incurred over the years for what will probably be a niche product.
Sources indicate the price point for the Galaxy X, one of the lead contenders for a name for the device, is expected to be at least 2 million South Korean won. That translates to a price of approximately $1,800 US. No doubt there will be buyers even at that high price point, but most people will be unable to justify a purchase for that much.
Along with the information about the projected price for the new Samsung device, sources also say parts suppliers and subcontractors will start supplying Samsung with components for assembly before the end of 2018 although it is expected to be late in the year. Samsung had previously dropped some hints that the device could be available before the end of 2018, but this new information likely points to a 2019 release.
source: Droid Life