Foldable Android Tablet-Smartphones by Samsung and LG, Arriving in Q3, Q4 2017?

It looks like it's only a matter of months now before consumers actually see those long-rumored folding tablet-smartphone hybrids in store shelves across the world.

That's if we were to believe a news published by the Korean Herald regarding the imminent release of foldable hybrids from both Samsung and LG.

Foldable Android Phone

According to the website, Korean Giant Samsung is expected to roll out more than 100,000 units of these fold-out devices come Q3 2017 while its erstwhile rival LG expected to make more than 100,000 foldable hybrids available starting Q4 2017.

Foldable Android Phone

In January 2017, LG filed a patent for a foldable smartphone, which folds on the vertical side. It has a 'butterfly' form factor - similar to a wallet - with screen that folds right down in the middle.

Foldable Android Phone
Folded, the device looks like a typical smartphone with screens on either panels.

Foldable Android Phone
Unfolded, the device lays flat, taking the form of a tablet with squarish display that provides maximum real estate for viewing websites and videos, among other content.

Both Samsung and LG have yet to release an official statement regarding these devices and their development. If and when they finally announce these hybrids, though, I expect the models to have pretty hefty price tags -- probably in the range of Php 45,000 to Php 50,000 should they have flagship level internal hardware and imaging capabilities. But that's just me speculating. Exciting times ahead, eh? Stay tuned for updates!

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