SamsungElectronicsCo stated Tuesday it intends to introduce a collapsible smart device next year under its Galaxy Note brand name.

KohDong- jin, president of mobile service at Samsung Electronics, stated the business is setting its eyes on 2018 to launch a smart device with a bendable screen. But he stated there are numerous obstacles it needs to conquer, leaving space to press back the release if those issues are not fixed.

“As the head of the business, I can say our current goal is next year,”he informed press reporters. “When we can overcome some problems for sure, we will launch the product.”

Hedid not elaborate exactly what the issues are. Analysts stated mass-producing a collapsible phone with leading tech functions and a thin body will take some time.

WhenSamsung will launch its very first collapsible phone has actually been a seasonal concern in the market because Samsung very first showcased a versatile screen model called Youm in2013 For a minimum of the previous 2 years, there have actually been reports that Samsung is close to flaunting its very first smart devices that can be folded.

Kohlikewise stated the business is dealing with auto-systems maker Harman to establish a synthetic intelligence-enabled speaker that users can speak with in order to play music and perform other jobs. Samsung got the Stamford, Connecticut- based business in 2015 as part of its strategies to broaden in the emerging market for linked automobiles.

Amazonand Google currently have those always-on voice-controlled speakers in the market while Apple’s Homepod is because of go on sale later on this year. It is unclear when Samsung’s voice-controlled speaker, which will likely utilize the South Korean business’s Bixby voice assistant, will be revealed. When it will strike the market, Koh did not state.

Theremarks were made at Samsung’s press conference to reveal the Galaxy Note 8 smart device to domestic media, simply hours prior to Apple reveals its 10 th-anniversary iPhone designs.

Samsung’s mobile president stated market action to the Note 8 beat its expectations despite the fact that its cost was more pricey than previous designs as well as as the Note brand name’s credibility took a struck from its previous design, the disgraced Note 7 phone that was remembered two times and stopped after it spontaneously captured or overheated fire.

Samsunggot more than a half million pre-orders– 650,000systems– for the Note 8 in South Korea prior to its Friday launch, Koh stated. The Note 8 has actually been the most pricey smart device Samsung has actually launched. Its cost begins at 1.1 million won ($969) in South Korea and $930in the U.S.

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