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Samsung still hopes to beat Huawei in the foldable smartphone race

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The race for the first foldable smartphone to hit the market might involve LG and a few others as well, but it looks like Samsung and Huawei are the strongest brands in it. According to DJ Koh, the company focuses on making the foldable smartphone a popular product from the first try, but this does mean it will wait for Huawei to steal the start.
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The recently unveiled Galaxy Note 9 shows once again that Samsung is now more about marketing and real innovation has been lost somewhere along the way. After all, nobody can deny that the new phablet is nothing more but a slightly larger Galaxy Note 8 with a more generous battery and a smart S Pen. However, the first foldable smartphone of the South Korean-based multinational conglomerate might finally bring innovation back in the game.

Samsung's mobile business president, DJ Koh, recently told the South Korean press that, when it comes to the first foldable smartphone that will eventually hit the market in the foreseeable future, the company is "focusing on developing innovations that will be genuinely accepted and liked by consumers." Although this would imply a rather long development cycle or a strategy where the company would allow others to release first such devices and then learn from their mistakes, Koh also revealed that Samsung has no plans of losing the world's first title.

Samsung's main rival in the race for the first foldable smartphone is Huawei, but LG and Apple might also surprise everyone. At last, we should also mention that Samsung's official denied the rumors concerning the merging of the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series into a single family of products.

Would you buy a foldable smartphone if priced reasonably? Should everyone wait at least another two years before trying their luck with this new technology, or the time is already right for it? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2018-08-13 (Update: 2018-08-13)