Samsung Electronics has chosen its production plant in Gumi, South Korea to produce up to one million foldable phones. Most regular Galaxy smartphones are produced in Vietnam, but to prevent leaks and industrial espionage, Samsung has chosen the factory in the Korean North Gyeongsang province as the main production facility.
“We are not yet ready to mass-produce foldable phones as well in Vietnam,” a spokesperson from Samsung told Retail News Asia. “The first one million units of foldable phones to be sold in the Korean market will be produced at the Gumi plant, which is in charge of producing our premium products.”
The Korean tech giant is expected to announce the commercial availability of its flagship foldable device with Infinity Flex display next month. The foldable Infinity Flex display was first demoed during the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco last November. It was disguised by a black box to hide it’s actual dimensions and design. Nevertheless it drew massive attention from the press and huge interest from the public. Samsung promised to unveil more specs and commercial availability during its upcoming Unpack event that will take place in London and San Francisco simultaneously and will be streamed live across the world.