Samsung Display said on April 10 it has been rolling out foldable screens for the much-anticipated Galaxy Fold, which is set to make its global debut next month.
The company said it celebrated the successful shipments of the display for the foldable device at its factory in Asan, about 100 kilometers south of Seoul. It did not provide detailed production capacity.
Samsung plans to launch the Galaxy Fold on April 26 in the global market for $1,980 and will release its 5G model in South Korea in mid-May.
The Galaxy Fold features a 7.3-inch display, which folds into a compact device with a separate 4.6-inch cover display.
Samsung invented a new polymer layer and created a display around 50 percent thinner than the typical smartphone display. The new material makes Galaxy Fold flexible and tough, built to last, the company said.
The smartphone maker said the larger screen is designed to offer a new way to multitask, watch videos, play games and more by displaying up to three windows simultaneously.
Samsung’s panel making unit mass-produced the flexible OLEDs for smartphones for the first time in the world in 2013 and has released edge displays and full screens. The Korean manufacturer also offers OLED panels for Apple iPhones.
By Ram Garikipati and newswires (firstname.lastname@example.org)