Will Samsung finally show its Galaxy X foldable smartphone at IFA 2017?

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7

Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7

Samsung's foldable phones have been stuck in the rumor mills phase for years now, with small tidbits of information about the futuristic handsets coming out periodically. Namely, Samsung is keen to be the first manufacturer to release a foldable smartphone, so the Korean company is keeping a close eye on competitors out of China that are also developing foldable displays. In case of Samsung Display, it can supply prototypes from its A3 Line.

Samsung is reportedly planning to produce foldable smartphone prototypes before the end of 2017.

It is believed that the mass production will begin in 2018, considering that the prototypes get introduced in Q3 this year. Android OEMs like Lenovo, Oppo or Vivo are already working with display makers like BOE, Visionox and AUO towards reaching this goal.

BGR noted that assuming the report is accurate and Samsung will stick to the schedule, the prototype could be unveiled at the IFA 2017.

Samsung's long anticipated foldable smartphone is finally getting close to production. The new smartphone would offer "luxurious design and high-quality, " which would have a halo effect on Samsung's entire line-up.

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When prototypes pass standards of quality and performance and seem to be able to induce certain amount of demands from markets, Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display are going to decide to mass-produce them officially.

It is heard that Samsung Electronics is working on making appearance of its foldable Smartphone more luxurious and elegant as it is an ultra premium Smartphone.

Samsung has been experimenting with foldable/flexible displays for quite some time, showing off its new technology at trade shows for a number of years now.

Speaking to ETNews, an unnamed industry analyst is quoted as saying: "Although Samsung needs to implement qualities that correspond to its brand image, it is paying careful attention to Chinese companies as it looks not to lose "world's first foldable Smartphone" title to Chinese companies". The company will reportedly start producing “thousands of prototypes” in the third quarter of 2017.

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