At the Samsung Developer Conference last week, the company officially introduced its foldable smartphone. The design of the actual phone was hidden, but we got to see how the device works and what we might be able to expect. There is still no word on an actual launch, but it seems that in terms of availability, Samsung might not be producing as much at the start.
According to a report out of Korea (via SamMobile), it seems that Samsung will initially produce 1 million units of its handset. This seems to gel with an earlier report that suggested that the phone could be a limited production device. While 1 million units is no small figure to sneeze at, it is considerably less than what Samsung sells when it comes to its flagship handsets, like the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series.
The report goes on to add that Samsung could increase production of the handset should there be a demand for it. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Samsung test the market. Several years ago Samsung launched the Galaxy Round, a smartphone that tested the market’s reception for phones with flexible displays, which resulted in future Galaxy S and Note handsets sporting curve display designs.
There is also no word on pricing of the phone yet, but last we heard it could cost close to $2,000 which we imagine should make its adoption somewhat difficult, but those are just rumors so take it with a grain of salt and hopefully Samsung will have more details for us next year.
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