If rumors are true, Samsung doesn’t know when or how to give up. South Korean information outlet ET News reports that Samsung is developing a 6.7-inch clamshell smartphone. You know, though its flagship bendy phone, the Galaxy Fold, remains to be missing in action.
ET News reports that just like the Galaxy Fold, this next generation clamshell phone will feature a display when the phone is folded. On this case, it’ll be a 1-inch show that can be utilized for “easy info.” In contrast to the Galaxy Fold, however, when unfolded the clamshell version won’t get much bigger as the phone is meant to prioritize portability.
The Korean outlet additionally says elements for the brand new phone will enter mass production someday in November, and that we might expect to see a final product by the end of this year or early next.
A few months ago, Yonhap News reported that Samsung had already fixed all of the issues that U.S. reviewers had with the Galaxy Fold. The Korea Herald additionally quoted DJ Koh, Samsung’s mobile head, as saying the Fold’s launch would “not be too late.” That was back in mid-May, and now it’s the end of June, soon to be early July, and nonetheless not a peep. Best Buy canceled pre-orders for the folding smartphone in late May, whereas AT&T nixed pre-orders earlier this month.
Still, ET News says Samsung plans to barrel on ahead with its foldable smartphone dream, claiming the Korean tech giant aims to create a separate product family of folding phones. Okay. We’ll believe it when we see it.