However, there are reports that Huawei is aiming to beat Samsung here by delivering its foldable phone first. While there's still no telling when these eccentric phones of the future will hit the market, there is now little doubt that Samsung will be talking about it a lot in its upcoming Samsung Developer Conference this week. Lee Kyeong-tae, Samsung vice president for mobile communication, has already promised the phones user interface will be on display, and sources told Reuters that detailed images of the device will be on display. Oh, also, it'll cost something like $1,700 or $2,000. As you can see in the screenshot below, Samsung is planning on telling the world how foldable displays will create a completely new and exciting experience. That means we may not get a clear look at how the exact final hardware will work. All of the current information points to a clamshell-like design, where the phone will have a large display on the "inside", and a smaller, 3.5-inch-ish screen on its outer shell to show you notifications and whatnot.
Royale showcased the FlexPai in the same week that Samsung is set to unveil the long-awaited Galaxy X. The company all-but confirmed the launch, or at least a tease, for the product at its annual developer conference, which begins on Wednesday in San Francisco. It also talks about the United States for a foldable display.
High price tags are expected to prevent foldable phones from immediately becoming big hits, and some analysts even doubt there is huge appetite for such a product. According to a new report from Reuters we only have to wait until tomorrow.
That said, all signs point to a foldable phone reveal finally happening on November 7 and 8 at SDC. Dr Bill Liu, CEO of Royole, said: 'TheRoyole FlexPai foldable smartphone provides mobile phone users with a revolutionary, different experience compared to traditional phones'.