A Bloomberg report says that Samsung will bring two smartphones to the market in 2017 with bendable OLED screens.
2017 is shaping up as the year consumers can get their hands on futuristic smartphones with bendable AMOLED displays. Display makers are teasing us since years with prototypes of foldable and rollable smartphone displays. Bloomberg reports that Samsung plans to release two smartphones with bendable displays in 2017.
One is the Samsung Galaxy X we already reported about. The Galaxy X features a screen that folds in half like a book. The second new Samsung smartphone is according to an anonymous source a 5-inch device that can unfold to a 8-inch screen. You basically can carry a full tablet in your pocket in the size of a Galaxy S7.
“This product could be a game-changer if Samsung successfully comes up with a user interface suitable for bendable screens,” said Lee Seung Woo, an analyst at IBK Securities Co. in Seoul. “Next year is a probable scenario. Their biggest obstacle was related to making transparent plastics and making them durable, which seems resolved by now.”
Codenamed “Project Valley,” Samsung is rumored to be ready to unveil foldable Galaxy smartphones in February of 2017 at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona.
A report a couple days ago from the Asian supply chain said that display makers are readying foldable OLED displays for 2017.
Samsung is back on track with the Galaxy Series. The Galaxy S7 is well received and Samsung fans are excited about the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which is rumored to pack high end specifications including Dual Camera and Iris scanner. A CAD leak last week revealed a very clean and elegant design.
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