The first foldable smartphone from the South Korean Multinational – Samsung is reported to mark its first appearance at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017. A fresh report published in South Korea’s Economics Times has confirmed the report of Samsung’s first foldable smartphone to make it commercial debut at MWC 2017, scheduled to start on 27th February 2017, in Barcelona, Spain.
Dubbed as ‘Galaxy S7’, this will be the first laudable handset from the South Korean Giant. Though, the concept of foldable smartphones is quite old and a number of mobile majors including Apple, Microsoft, and LG, had previously presented their foldable designs some years ago, but none of them had guts to set up mass production for the same layout. However, Samsung is the first company to start mass production of foldable smartphones for the market. At MWC 2017, the company is expected to showcase the prototype of Galaxy S7, while the production will be starting from Quarter 4 of 2017.
To hark back, the previously leaked reports have confirmed Samsung to start the small production of Galaxy S7 by the Q4 of the current year. But due to technical glitches relating to the manufacturing and consistency of PI (polyimide-based plastic cover), mass production, predictably won’t be promising until next year. As PI is the most crucial factor of the smartphone, Samsung wants to hit the market after getting a complete clean chit regarding its quality and reliability. Also, the company is also focusing more on refining its production unit for foldable handsets, which may also hold up the mass production timeline.
Being a foldable handset, Samsung Galaxy S7 is estimated to flaunt a jumbo display at the front planet. Moreover, it is also expected to have a softer bit in the middle of the device which will enable it to fold over. A reliable leak also has suggested the phone feature a flexible AMOLED display, while the rest of the specs are yet unknown.
Up to date, no foldable smartphones are available in the marketplace and hence, it will be kind of interesting to see how the handset will perform in the saleable market. According to Samsung, at the first batch, the company will release a limited number of devices to the market and more devices will be dispatched in the later phases following the buyers’ responses. In the first batch, the company will produce 100, 000 units of Galaxy S7.