Samsung is planning to unveil a new type of bendable, foldable smartphone that could sell for more than $1,500, according to the Wall Street Journal. Curiously, the shape of the Galaxy Watch seems reminiscent of that of the Gear S2, rather than the S3 or Sport, with much shorter lugs.
Samsung'a 5.7-inch bendable AMOLED is just 0.3mm thick, weighs 5 gram and can be rolled up into 10mm cylinder.
If it's all to be believed, it means the smartwatch will launch alongside the company's next flagship smartphone, the Note 9, and will also represent the first time in recent memory Samsung has used its own event, and not IFA, to debut its fresh wares.
Samsung's Galaxy Note and Galaxy S smartphones are the company's flagship devices, and all sport similar top-end hardware. Almost ever since, reports emerged that Samsung was close to releasing a foldable smartphone, though no product ever materialized.
This is apparently the first time in the history of the Galaxy S series that Q2 sales are lower than the Q1 numbers. The smartphone will look like a 7-inch tablet with an all-screen nearly bezel-less display with the ability to be folded into a regular compact smartphone. If the branding does surface come August, it'll mark a major change of tack for Samsung, with the upcoming smartwatch being the first of is kind to debut under the Galaxy brand.
According to a new report from The Bell, one of the biggest reasons to take this step would be to reduce the cost of manufacturing and increase profitability in the longer run.