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Pictures show flexible screen concepts for Samsung
If you thought that the Samsung Galaxy Round represented the future of flexible screens for Samsung, better guess again. The Galaxy Round was curved, not flexible, and a published report shows a series of photographs showing some of what Samsung really has planned in the future. Based on the pictures, the flexible Samsung phone of the future could be folded up into a small square and then folded out to be the size of a flip phone.

While we are still years away from a phone that can be folded up to fit in your wallet, we are slowly getting there. While the Samsung Galaxy Round might have disappointed those who were expecting a fully malleable phone, it is still an important first step away from your average everyday run of the mill non-curved display and toward the eventual folding phone. Another picture in the series shows a school desk that has a touchscreen top that can be folded up.

If you want to see what the future might hold from the Korean manufacturer, check out the slideshow below.


source: OLED.at (translated) via BGR

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posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:07 11

1. livyatan (Posts: 560; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


How about the most practical and logical idea - a 4-5"phone that folds out into 8-10"a tablet ?

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 23:01

42. cc3493 (Posts: 121; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Thats gonna be one super thin tablet! =D

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 00:55

49. livyatan (Posts: 560; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)


Not necessarily.
I'm talking about the slide out/slide in frame..the thickness of the device wouldn't change.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:08 4

2. XperiaFanZone (Posts: 846; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)


Hope it first comes with Windows Phone.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 17:13 10

3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Why? Given Microsoft's slow support for hardware (e.g. no 1080p, quad core support before GDR3) that probably won't happen.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:24 4

5. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


You're dumb.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:25 3

6. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


How? Please explain.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:37 1

10. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


And, what about the USEFUL things that WP devices have been first at❔ Name them❕.. There's a lot, and people like you know so much about WP because you can name everything bad about it,, well prove you're not a hater and lets here some good things about it.. Come on,, tell me 10 things WP had first and before the others..

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:47 6

13. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Tile UI...and that's probably it. Can you name any things WP had first?

Also, what's up with the squares in your comments?

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:58 1

17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Go do your research❕. If you know so much about WP then I want you to tell me what it had first. You know that I know of at least ten things because I wouldn't have asked you to name 10 things. I'm not trying to trick you I just want you to understand that there's a lot if USEFUL things that WP has had first that actually translate into real world use for the average consumer, vs things like a phone being first to have a octacore processor, and 3gigs of ram, and still run like $hit.. So, name 10❕

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 21:47 2

33. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 547; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Why don't you just name 10 things no offense, but really i can't come up with that Much. I love the UI very much and people hub is damn nice.
i love wp its a nice platform, and i do agree its kinda slow on updates from MS.
and true octa-core and 3gigs of ram are not useful for wp but we are talking about OS's.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 21:49 2

34. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 547; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


But support of high end processor is nice.
see how hard effort nokia put just to implement a 41mp camera on wp
so a support for high end specs is nice.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 21:53

36. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I can name ten things, but I'm not going to do it for you.. I want you Android users to go learn what you're talking about. And, when you do that you'll see how many things WP devices have had first.. And, if you call my bluff then that's stupid because I don't own the internet, and the information is at your disposal.. Wow. Sore loser's

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 23:00 1

40. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 547; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Woh easy . I own a wp . And i loved it. I like to switch platforms, i used many.
you just made me curious to know what wp had first, that's all....

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 23:01 1

41. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 547; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


If you have knowledge just share it buddy...

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 23:54

45. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Sorry about that.. But, I'm serious. If you read WPC every day you would be amazed by what WP devices are capable of, and what's coming to them.. I'm not comparing them to anything else because WP is for the most part very different.. That's why the things that other platforms do are coming to WP when Microkia can do them in a way that actually works, and is useful.. I will admit that Microkia is not quick to come up with a idea and just throw it out there.. That's what us WP users have learned to appreciate because most new features that come to our devices are USUALLY thought out, and executed well.. I would rather have the current set of WP8 update 3 features for the next year without a single update then have all of the features that Android users claim to have,, but are half a$$ed developed... Quality takes time, and we've just seen more quality with Nokia Lumia WP devices developed by Microsoft, and Nokia together.. The platform is solid, and there's no need to compare it to anything else anymore..

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 03:42

51. tedkord (Posts: 3939; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I think it's just that we don't care what your 10 things are.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:26

22. pookiewood (Posts: 528; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


Before Android and iOs how about the 41mp camera? I know you want that bad. What about the first dedicated to integrating your social media accounts? Other things I bet can be named as being in WinMo of old so anything MS adds has probably been done in WinMo

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:47 3

25. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I honestly don't want a 41mp camera. It is overkill. I played with the 1020 and the camera was horribly slow at taking photos, and the photos take up to more storage.

13mp is more than enough.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 21:50 1

35. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Ok.. Cause Android didn't have it first.. Do you know how childish you sound.. You sound like those WP fans who say that WP doesn't need quad core because it's fast enough on dual core.. Like a sore looser.. Why can't people just be mature and give credit where credit is due, and stop making everything into a stupid little smartphone war.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 21:20

31. Ty_inCA (Posts: 6; Member since: 13 Oct 2013)


The hardware camera key is one of the most useful smartphone features around, and hard to give up when you are used to it. That's a WP exclusive so far as I can tell.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:31

7. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


And, it's not slow, its doing things when they think the time for it to be implemented the right way, so that it can be optimized for quality, and performance.. What makes immature Android fans like you think that just because someone is first to do something means that they're the best at it.. And, in all honesty it didn't really take Microkia to much longer to introduce more modern technology.. Android fans like you are pathetic, and threatened, and you will always find some lame excuse to put down other platforms.. I know secretly that you really want a WP device. Everyone knows it because you constantly prove it by jumping on every site of the word Windows Phone, WP, Nokia, and Microsoft.. Just get over it. Quit bi@ahing about products that you aren't forced to buy...

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:35 3

8. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Well, they are slow at implementing everything. Look at Blackberry - they were slow and lacked vision - see where they are now.

And I like voicing my opinion. If I don't give an opinion then Microsoft will never change, and M$ Fanboys like you will have to put up with it

And now, I don't hate Nokia. I love their hardware, it's just that their software is ruined by Microsoft. If I have any issues with Android I'll be the first to bash them as well.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:45

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Slow, or is it that WP has not been around as long as the others❔ Can you tell me how many feature, fix, and optimization updates my NL920 has had in 2012? How about 7 updates with at least 30 features, fixes, and optimization.. How many has your device had❔. And, that's Microsoft and Nokia working together, so although Nokia has done a tremendous amount for WP it's not fair to not give MS some credit.. MS did create the great OS that all of Nokia's software runs on.. But, that's all besides the point because Microsoft and Nokia are one, and in actually it's been that way for a long time, so get off it, and get over it.. The fact is that devices like the 920, 925 928, 1020, 1320, and 1520 are all great device that are available now, and some soon,, no matter what haters like you try to find that's negative about them.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:50 3

14. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


You do realise WP barely came out two years after Android...and if we count Windows Mobile they came in years before Android. At the moment, even Android 4.0 has more features than GDR3.

Okay, so let's resolve this argument. My point is, is WP8 up there with Android and IOS yet? No. Will it in the future? Yes, most likely, but all I'm suggesting is that MS needs to push out more substantial updates, and make the platform more available to everyone.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:54

15. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Once again tell me how many features your device received this year compared to my 920...

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:57 4

16. Shatter (Posts: 1766; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It didn't need new features because his device already did everything yours got updated to do.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:04

19. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


That's irrelevant. And, like I said being first to do something isn't always better.. Does Android always do everything better than WP❔ Are you saying that features are implemented in Android literally better, or are you just saying they are better because they came first❔.. You're saying that a mustang is better than a Ferrari because they come of the assembly line better❔.. I'm not expecting a positive reply from you because you're not capable of doing so because I know you as being one of the biggest WP haters, and you're one of those guys that gives android fans a bad name... Although they all aren't as immature as you are.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:09

21. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Came off the assembly line "faster"

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:02 3

18. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


A lot, actually. I've now gone from Android 4.0 to 4.3, so I've got Google Now, new Maps, Gmail and Hangouts apps, Bluetooth LE, OpenGL 3.0, lockscreen widgets, screensavers, gesture typing, HDR, Quick settings and Project Butter, including countless more that I could list...

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:06

20. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Dude, I can name just as much and more❕.. So, the point is that it's time for people like you to start releasing those old misconceptions about WP form the WP7 days, and realize that We're about to be on 8.1, and things have changed a lot..

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:32 1

23. pookiewood (Posts: 528; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


You CAN'T name Google products as a knock for not being on WP. I wouldn't say that about Office, Hotmail, Skye, One Note, Skydrive for Andoid or iOS.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:45 2

24. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


He asked what features I received. I simply replied. Is a new Gmail app, or a Maps one, not a feature?

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:54

26. elitewolverine (Posts: 673; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


no it is not, it is an update to an app you already had.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 19:58 1

27. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Yet this is the direction Android is going to head. Google will introduce "features" on the Play Store independent of the OS. You could call those apps features, as pre-4.0 OSes don't get the updates.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 21:56

37. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


If you want to play that then I can count all of the services that Nokia adds to WP devices.. But, I'm really talking about innovative features.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 20:02

28. elitewolverine (Posts: 673; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Does your phone come with full CSS3? HTML5? No, mine does.

How about the first to support business encryption that the European agencies are the first to certify ever on a phone?

Oh, does your device run C, C++, Direct x, code?

How about a translator that you do not have to point at the text, but instead is a live translator as you move from word to word?

Android is far from perfect.

Best example? 63 error, where the phone loves to enter ";63" at the end of every call that comes in, screwing with your custom settings.

Also did droid come out the gates with 4.0 and 4.3?

Nope, it was droid 1, droid 2, droid 4, and now they are on droid 5. And each of those devices had multiple updates.

How about a UI that is NOT consistent from device to device, so users can expect no continuity from manufactuers...

Sorry while I love my droid Note 3, the OS while mature, has more problems than any droid fan likes to admit. Droid in its current state reminds of WindowsCE, and that is a bad thing imo.

Right now Nokia 520 is gaining storm especially in the world market. The 1020 is gaining love with people that made apple who they are.

I have a note 3 for screen size at the moment, I also have a 8x and 925, both are better phones, while the note 3 is a better 'device'. But once the 1520 comes out I will be quickly switching. I am tired of Droid, much to clunky for me.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 20:15 3

29. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


But does WP support OpenGL, or Bluetooth LE? Running C++ is pointless; noone uses DirectX on mobile platforms.

What happens when support discontinues for your WP devices? On Android, rooting grants you access to flash a new ROM. My three-year-old phone is running 4.3 (without lag, for that matter) and I'm almost guaranteed 4.4 by the developer society.

The beauty of Android is that, above all, it is user-modifiable, so I don't look like a sh33p using the same phone as everyone else.

And I have never encountered the 63 error you were talking about, not once after flashing hundreds of custom ROMs.

But I do agree that Android is not perfect. It's just that WP is even further from being perfect.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 21:57

38. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


WP is light years ahead of being perfect over Android in many ways.. It works,❕

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 22:08 2

39. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2876; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


I guess while you're tinkering with custom ROMs everyone else will be just upgrading their devices.. Look,, the average user, the over use that the phone is going to be used for, realistically, and what most people are going to use the device for is how we compare what's good or not.. I'm not going to sit here and argue about what maybe 5% of people do with their Android devices.. That's stupid, and it's a poor argument on your part.. It would be like me saying that the 1020 is the best phone because it has the highest MP camera, and not everyone cares about that.. As a matter of fact even WP7.5 had more features then the average user would ever use, and I know this as a fact.. The fact is that regardless of what you think WP is lacking if you don't know what all it has to offer, and you have nit experienced WP then you are not a reliable source of criticism of the platform... So, quit spreading old school BS, or go do your homework... Read WPC for a year then come back and tell us about our platform.. If not then take my word for it,, you don't know a damn thing about WP and what it has to offer.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 23:14 1

43. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 547; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


True. U definitely got a point.
but the thing is that many people who used android/symbian/windows mobile missing alot of features when switched to WP like file manager,vpn,some apps&games,wallpapers,etc etc etc..it isn't the way that they got used to. Its probably because of closed source OS
they just need to get used to it.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 23:23 2

44. elitewolverine (Posts: 673; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Look like a shp? You mean to tell me no one knows its an android?!?!?! rofl yea right.

The masses does not care about ROM flashing.

OpenGL, don't need it you got direct3d, its not like neither has been around for years.

C++ is pointless? I bet you are a developer huh, yup I can see it now. If you don't know the power of C++ on a mobile device the back and forth can just stop.

I will congratulate you on being closed minded, and actually yes you are a shp. Everyone is a shp of a brand, and you have proven that already.

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 00:04

48. shreyas.s666 (Posts: 80; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


@woodshop20. why don't you get it. every OS has a flaws and cons.Can you name any things ANDROID had first?

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 01:07

50. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


It had open source first for a smartphone OS which lets be honest is more advanced than any WP feature...

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 23:59 1

46. shreyas.s666 (Posts: 80; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


Project Butter is a joke

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:10

4. mturby (Posts: 149; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


The 2nd picture seems like a fake. Also, they are trying to let the world know that they ''will be the first company'' having flexible screens. However we have not seen 1 yet besides the stupid prototype released a few days ago. Go LG, show em u r into this 4 real!

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:36 2

9. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


It is a fake. These are just concepts.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 18:37 1

11. av911 (Posts: 107; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


It's called "concepts", of course it looks fake.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 21:35

32. mturby (Posts: 149; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


its a fake, thats why its called ''concepts''.

posted on 04 Nov 2013, 20:58

30. Chris_Bakke (Posts: 172; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


I mean that hand doesn't even look real. Did you actually think it was?

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 00:01 1

47. shreyas.s666 (Posts: 80; Member since: 24 Aug 2012)


i hate this site.too many fanboys. why don't you give some time to new things why do ppl always support android?

posted on 05 Nov 2013, 21:46

52. Pancholo (Posts: 370; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


It just seems like the Android zoo is the first one that gets ahead in voicing their opinions (and hard). They look like an extroverted bunch (at least on the internet), but I bet they're all fuzzy in the middle. In all honesty, every platform/OS has a group like this, so apologies to any offended fangirl.

I used to be that way. Now I just get disgusted by the sight of any kind of fangirl. You're all limiting yourselves in many more ways than you realize since this fangirlism could be the projection of deeply-entangled issues in your lives.

Just be happy and embrace tech as a whole. Let others drool like you do - To each their own.

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