Samsung’s foldable phone to take big bite out of buyer wallets

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

About the Author: Jeff Causey

Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.

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  • QwertyJuan

    Was this article written today or 3 years ago?? I could have sworn I’ve read this exact same thing for at least 4-5 years now.