Samsung's next smartphone will change the industry forever

Apple’s most-anticipated launch of the year is about to happen, but Samsung is trying to steal the spotlight. The iPhone X is going to be the most revolutionary iPhone ever made by Apple, combining everything from perfect design to futuristic specs, and it’ll be pitted against Samsung’s best smartphone – Galaxy Note 8.

The early trend of iPhone X aka iPhone 8 is already threatening the Galaxy Note 8’s popularity, and it looks like Apple will overtake Samsung once the flagship is launched. But Samsung doesn’t want to take a backseat and wait for the storm to pass. Instead, it has spun its own hurricane.

With just hours to go for the iPhone X launch, Samsung dropped a major hint on its next Galaxy Note smartphone that’ll blow your mind. The president of mobile business at Samsung, Koh Dong-jin, said the company would launch its first smartphone with a bendable display as soon as next year.

Samsung does not have a firm release date for its foldable smartphone yet, and it was quick to state that the product would be launched after it overcame some problems. That’s a long-shot, but certainly is exciting.

By giving a 2018 time-frame for the first-ever foldable smartphone, did Samsung just try to distract customers ahead of the iPhone 8 launch? It certainly looks like it and it works splendidly if the company can fulfill its promise. Samsung is reportedly calling its foldable smartphone Galaxy X, and that cannot be a coincidence.

Foldable smartphones are exciting because of their capability to double as a tablet anytime, anywhere. And Samsung trying to achieve that makes it even more exciting because it will focus on practical use-case scenarios, combining it with top tech features like AR and VR and a sleek body frame.

With the foldable display, there will be more screen landscape to work with and rumours suggest a 4K display so you do not miss a detail. There will be a hinge to accommodate the folding functions with durability.

Hard to fathom the reality of a foldable smartphone? Check out this video, which perfectly visualizes the concept.