Last year, we had heard of Samsung making a foray into the foldable screen technology, now, it looks like the first smartphone featuring this screen is not that far way. According to some sources, the company is all set to launch a foldable smartphone in 2017 and is also working on a second device in the series.
It is only a matter of time that this technology would take to make an appearance in the market, however, it looks like Samsung will be the first to make an entry into the domain, rightly so, given the amount of research that the company has put into it.
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According to a few people who spoke to Bloomberg and are familiar with the matter, the phone will have a 5-inch wide display, but will fold out to change into an 8-inch tablet display.
A phone having such qualities can definitely be a lot more than a gimmick, as it will bring the functionality of a phablet in ways that we have never seen before.
The other device is a bendy compact device which looks very familiar to a patent, which Samsung had filed recently. However, not many details are revealed about the smartphone. Things like the reusability of the display once folded is still unknown.
One of the major bumps that Samsung will have to overcome when it comes to technological difficulties is making the screen robust and flexible at the same time, such that it is able to handle the wear and tear that day to day activities are sure to put it through.
The launch date is not known as of now, however, rumors are suggesting that the company may be looking to launch the smartphone at MWC in February.
So what do you think of this smartphone? Do you think Samsung would be able to overcome the obstacles and make a device, which is able to revolutionalize the phablet market? We would like to hear from you!