Everyone has heard at least one bit of information regarding the Samsung foldable smartphone display that is coming our way. The company was expected to launch a foldable smartphone for several years now. According to the latest reports, we might actually see the final product in December or in early 2019. The prototypes already exist and the South Korean company has reportedly shown them off in front of a select group of clients at CES 2018. Previous rumors already stated that the Samsung foldable smartphone display has a 7.3-inch diagonal. More recent reports suggest that Samsung has two working prototypes. Both of them are 7.3-inch screens, however, one of them folds inwards while the other one folds outwards.
It’s easy to imagine a Samsung foldable smartphone with the screen on the interior. Imagining it folding outwards is a little bit harder, however, it could turn out to be an interesting device. In this case, even when the Samsung foldable smartphone is closed, users could have access to two separate screens. When open, the screen would only get larger. When folded inwards, the handset would probably look like a wallet, with no visible screen.
While this would be the first Samsung foldable smartphone, this type of screens are not exactly unheard of anymore. Recently, LG unveiled a 65-inch TV screen users could fold like a newspaper. According to reports, the Samsung foldable smartphone should be able to face up to 200,000 folding cycles. This is more than the times one would normally open and close their smartphone in its normal lifetime. The problem with the outfolding model is that the screen is always exposed to accidents and normal wear and tear. This means that this type of foldable screens needs to be even more durable than the infolding ones. This is probably why Samsung will first manufacture infolding devices, not outfolding ones.
We have been waiting for a long time for the Samsung foldable smartphone and now it seems that we will soon get it. Of course, there still is around a year to go, but then we will finally get to see what Samsung has to offer in this section. The Samsung foldable smartphone will be a premium device, most definitely with a premium price tag too.