That’s something that Samsung clearly doesn’t want the handset to be known as. Speaking to CNET in an interview, Samsung Mobile head DJ Koh said that the team is focusing on ensuring that when the phone launches, it won’t be seen as a gimmick. Koh was quoted as saying, “I need complete confidence that we’re delivering the best user experience when we’re launching a new category.”
He did not share any details but the rumors are suggesting it could be launched as soon as this year. When asked about it, Koh remained coy and said, “Sometimes I do not listen. My ear is not so good.” We suppose it is hard to tell if a foldable smartphone is something that consumers want.
Then again when Samsung and LG first debuted phones with displays that had curved edges, it almost felt like a novelty/gimmick, but fast forward to today and it seems that those curved displays have become a staple in every Samsung flagship phone since.