Following recent information that claimed Samsung would begin production of the OLED displays required for its foldable smartphone later this summer, a new report now claims the South Korean giant is preparing the production of the folding batteries too.
In regards to the capacity, no concrete figure has been given, although Samsung can reportedly produce battery packs with a capacity of anywhere between 3,000 and 6,000mAh. Nevertheless, considering the problems Samsung has previously faced with batteries and the fact that the form factor will be completely new, the company is expected to opt for a battery that sits on the lower side of the capacity spectrum. However, when the size of the display unfolded is taken into account, anything under 4,000mAh may translate into relatively poor battery life.
Much like the display production, Samsung is expected to limit initial production number of the new batteries, although if the process is successful the company may eventually increase the speed. However, as the South Korean giant is expected to ship between just 300,000 to 500,000 units of the smartphone, Samsung won’t be in any rush to increase production.
For now, the company is yet to confirm any details surrounding its first foldable smartphone, although it’s worth noting that recent reports have claimed that the device will see an official announcement in February at MWC 2019, following the unveiling of the flagship Galaxy S10 series in January. Also, when it comes to pricing, a price tag of just under $2,000 seems very likely at this point in time along with availability that is limited to just a handful of Samsung’s major markets such as the US, South Korea, and the UK.