Samsung could unveil its long-awaited foldable smartphone later this year, according to a report from the Korea Herald. The report states that the company is working on a flexible display handset able to fold open into a 7-inch tablet, and that Samsung expects to ship more than 100,000 units of the device in the third quarter of 2017.
Samsung had originally developed a fold-in smartphone that allows users to tuck the screen inside when not in use, but determined that such a device may prove inconvenient to users and instead decided to switch to a fold-out design.
However, it is not known if Samsung will definitely unveil the device this year due to issues regarding marketability and profitability.
The report also stated that Samsung rival LG Electronics expects to ship over 100,000 units of its own foldable smartphone during the fourth quarter of 2017.