Samsung’s Foldable Smartphone Might Also Be a Tablet

The foldable phone will be available globally should it pass muster with Samsung mobile chief DJ Koh, he tells CNET. But the race is on; Huawei also has a bendable device in the works.

Samsung's Foldable Smartphone Might Also Be a Tablet
Samsung's Foldable Smartphone Might Also Be a Tablet

Samsung’s foldable smartphone, which it’s reportedly unveiling this year, will also have the functionality of a tablet with multitasking capabilities.

In an interview with CNET, DJ Koh, CEO of Samsung’s mobile business, said the approach will allow for a more portable tablet. But he left open the possibility that the foldable phone won’t come to market. “If the user experience is not up to my standard, I don’t want to deliver those kind of products,” he says.

But the device is in the works, and we could catch a glimpse of it at Samsung’s Developer Conference next month. Should it live up to Koh’s standard, it won’t be a “gimmick product” that will “disappear after six to nine months after it’s delivered,” Koh tells CNET.

It will probably also make its way to the US, he says. No Korea exclusives like the Galaxy Round. More

By Adam Smith  pcmag.com