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Samsung official says foldable phones possible in 2016

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Samsung official says foldable phones possible in 2016
Samsung and LG have both definitely made great advances in terms of display development – the LG G Flex pioneered the bendable smartphone display tech, while the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was the first smartphone to have a curved glass. The companies are not done, however, as representatives of both have spoken with Business Korea and revealed possible branches of the display tech that each has been working on.

LG spoke about transparent display tech – something that currently exists for niche applications, such as heads-up displays for aircrafts and luxury vehicles. According to the company, it still has a way to go before commercializing and mass-producing the tech.

The unnamed Samsung official, on the other hand, spoke of foldable smartphones and that it will be possible for the company to produce them in 2016. Now, we know that Sammy has been playing with flexible prototypes for a while now – it has been granted a patent for a foldable smartphone display, foldabe tablet, and has demoed an early variant of the tech at a presentation event, back in 2013. However, this is also not the first time that the company promises a foldable display for "next year", so we'd wince at this promise. Still, we'd be happy to see at least a prototype so we could – you know – gawk at.

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posted on 25 Mar 2015, 04:21 26

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Samsung and LG are one of the most innovative companies in the world today.

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 04:24 8

3. isaias (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


True! Good bye iPhone!

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 04:36 19

5. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


+1 bro for your meaningful comment. No one come close to them, let alone Apple.

Long life Samsung & LG!

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 05:09 8

11. drunkenjay (Posts: 894; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


apple fans are actually worse.

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 05:16 8

12. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Dude, it seems ironic that you are the one obsessing with these guys. They were only expressing their opinion and you're also free to express yours too. But it is a little off to say you will go after them to ban them and quote "mark my words!!!" unquote. Seems a little obsessive and a bit homophobic. Do you have a problem with gay people?

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 06:19 2

14. FluffyBled (Posts: 514; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


He's just trying to get some attention ... nevermind him!

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 06:56 4

18. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


The only person here who needs to be banned is you. You follow him around like a little puppy dog with your offensive comments. This is a tech website & you don't even discuss tech. You just talk about SuperNova. Grow up. If you're not interested in discussing tech, then go away. Either way, I have reported YOU. Your homophobia is disgusting. Everyone green thumbing this guy should be ashamed.

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 07:03 3

20. samsboy (unregistered)


What strain do you take? Believe me, it doesn't suit your Blood. What makes you think PA won't ban you instead of this guy. I guess your problem is that he is a Samsung fanboy. Anything wrong with that?
I believe everyone has the right to opinions here.

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 04:43 4

6. TheAsh (Posts: 43; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


I agree. Samsung looking forward to make bendable/foldable mobiles and LG is making Transparent screens.

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 04:48 4

7. rockers123 (Posts: 135; Member since: 08 Sep 2013)


Sammy showed transparent display demo in 2012

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uZPd2xK_WM

posted on 28 Mar 2015, 12:01

36. TheAsh (Posts: 43; Member since: 20 Feb 2015)


waaat :o

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 15:20 1

29. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Perfect time to buy a Samsung phone ;) now this time I'll skipped the NOTE V AND GSVI

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 21:57

33. Tricell1991 (Posts: 75; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


I think japan is most one of tech same korea but they are just slow economic and marketing.

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 04:23

2. isaias (Posts: 14; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Awesome!

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 04:29 9

4. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Sounds great to me. Maybe this would be implemented in the Note 5 with double screen size and the ability to flip over each other thousands time without breaking. Not joking here, but Samsung and LG are the only true innovative companies here and I'm really passionate about that. They just keep going beyond boundaries and creating the world without weakness.

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 06:11 5

13. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Get lost, you pathetic pervert! :(

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 06:59 4

19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Reported again. Grow the eff the up. A tech website is not the proper place for your homophobic comments. I can't wait to see you banned. Bullying is not cute or funny. Anyone who green thumbs this guy should be ashamed.

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 08:36 1

24. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I don't have anything to be ashamed of. I don't care if he is a paid shill or not. What I do care about is how inappropriate your comments toward him have been. If you don't like it, there are many other places you can go visit.

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 10:16 1

26. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Thanks to all of you, bro. Now that psychopath is gone. :)

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 12:49 1

28. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3724; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I will never stand for that kind of behavior. No problem.

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 04:54 9

9. Totse2k15 (Posts: 458; Member since: 11 Feb 2014)


Nobody can top Apple at making foldable/bendable smartphones tech. Sorry LG & Sammy.

[/Outb4flamelol]

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 06:35

15. twens (Posts: 978; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


+1 To yoU for making me laugh my tummy out

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 10:24

27. zachki17 (Posts: 261; Member since: 14 Sep 2014)


Apple buy their display from LG .. A mounth ago LG sell 30 million P Oled display to Apple and last year 300 million display for their iphone

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 06:37

16. surethom (Posts: 676; Member since: 04 Mar 2009)


Make TV's with flexible screens, 32" TV can convert onto a 40" widescreen for movies.

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 08:14

22. Evan_C (Posts: 149; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


exciting...but have to wait and see for myself

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 09:57

25. Ruturaj (Posts: 1337; Member since: 16 Oct 2014)


Would love note phone and tablet combined

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 01:18

34. ali17chin (Posts: 14; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


I hope samsung release a 7 inch note tablet

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 17:08

30. kevin91202 (Posts: 558; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


"...while the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was the first smartphone to have a curved glass."

Really? The first? You must be kidding me. Do PA writers not know anything?

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 19:13 1

31. enzotarece (Posts: 74; Member since: 14 Aug 2013)


The US military is the most innovative company in the world tht include nsa nasa area51 etc wat Samsung and LG is doing is jus using technology to make money there is nothing new here

posted on 25 Mar 2015, 21:56

32. Tricell1991 (Posts: 75; Member since: 25 Mar 2015)


Japan was the most one of technology too but they are slow for Marketing strategy.

posted on 26 Mar 2015, 01:38

35. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 2055; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


foldables might come in the yr 2020 sammy and lg shouldn't rush..

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