Rumor: Samsung smartphone comes with foldable display early 2017




samsung announces its smartphone presumably early next year with foldable display, reports Bloomberg. The smartphone can be just unfolded like an old flip phone and thus show a much larger display, so the device can be used as a tablet.

When folded, it is a phone with a 5 “screen, expanded, it is a tablet with an 8” screen, says Bloomberg based on anonymous sources. The financial news agency mentions a second phone with a flexible screen, but does not report to which it would go. The phones are outside the Galaxy S series of smartphones, according to the news agency.

The foldable device operates according to a recent patent application by a flexible element in the middle of the phone, allowing the phone to be folded. The phones are according to Bloomberg known Valley Project, the code name of the round some time doing , and should be ready for a presentation or telecom exhibition Mobile World Congress. Samsung grabs the purse to several years to announce its Galaxy S. That happened with the Galaxy S5 in 2014, Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in 2015 and this year with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

Samsung has been working on bendable OLED screens. The most visible result is the curved screens in the edge versions of current aircraft. The technology behind Samsung already showed since about 2008 fairs and events, but the problems are in the adapting of all smartphones as flexible devices, including components such as PCBs and batteries.


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