Samsung foldable OLED display research
Samsung’s foldable phone tipped for January release with microSD slot, sealed battery
1. manojmcn (Posts: 400; Member since: 16 Jul 2015)
2016 Jan - MWC Samsung launch foldable display smartphone;
: Meh, gimmick
2017 Sept: Apple launch foldable iphone
16. rishav20193 (Posts: 194; Member since: 18 Jul 2015)
well, i don't think Apple will launch that phone at all. :P
19. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8371; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
We know they won't. It's a joke. They especially aren't going to make it, if it require licensing any patents from Samsung.
31. jpd514 (Posts: 57; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)
Apple would not be able to release any phone if they weren't having licensed hundreds of patents from Samsung.
33. Ahovking (Posts: 679; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)
There are more than one way to make a foldable display (Have a look at current Touch Screen display).
There will be no licensing any patents from Samsung.
40. Ordinary (Posts: 2177; Member since: 23 Apr 2015)
4. gersont1000 (Posts: 291; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
There is no way Apple would release that so fast after Samsung. It would take at least 3 years for them to follow with their "innovation".
6. warrenellis (Posts: 97; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)
yeah, they havent even released their innovative curved screen yet
7. bucky (Posts: 2460; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
lol Apple is doing it right. You guys spend more time talking about Apple than Samsung even in a Samsung article about folding screens!!
20. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8371; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Just liek you guys talk more about Samsung in Apple articles. So look who is calling the kettle black.
24. Topcat488 (Posts: 1394; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Ummm, bucky... These comments are talking DOWN Apple, not talking about Apple... There's a difference in THAT!
Samsung innovation is OUTSTANDING compared to Apple. O.o
3. Pattyface (Posts: 1519; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)
I'm very excited to see what this phone would look like and how it would work
15. Hallyu (Posts: 317; Member since: 21 Jul 2015)
That's right. This year, Samsung brings dual curve screen smartphones to the market, a breakthrough innovation that no one can imagine. Next year is going to be another game changer for Samsung while some company might have to sell its mobile division. LoL
21. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8371; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Hopefully the first isn't a Galaxy device. Let it be a mid-ranged spec'd device with simple capabilities to see how the consumers will feel about it. If it ends up catching on, then Lets have a Galaxy Tab S or Note Pro that is fold-able. A fold-able phone to me just doesnt seem to be catchy as it would be quite thick in the pocket.
But now that Samsung has made a folding OLED display, devices liek the Microsoft Courier could finally become a reality and could easily go into mass production and drive the costs down quick.
The fold-able tech could be used in so many Enterprise application, hospital, airlines and so many more industries.
If done right, this could be a killer application of technology.
25. Topcat488 (Posts: 1394; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
I'd agree with 95% of your post, except for the fold-able phone NOT being catchy...
Can you not imagine having that fold-able phone and NOT needing a "case" or "screen protector". Here's my money Sammy. O.o
5. gersont1000 (Posts: 291; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I just about drooled at the thought of a 5" phone that folds out into a tablet screen.
8. Amiafanboy (Posts: 62; Member since: 27 May 2015)
This is truly pathbreaking ! Wow. Hope to have it in my hands in about an years time !!
9. yoosufmuneer (Posts: 1493; Member since: 14 Feb 2015)
Very Excited but waiting for the 2nd Gen would be a smarter move unless you wish to be an early adopter
22. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8371; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
Well someone has to adopt it early to give feedback on what is good or bad.
I can see such usage as:
Enterprise - A full 50"+ digital display signage that could be rolled to various sizes to fit a sign, or used for meetings or similar.
A traveler can roll out a screen on a plane and attach their laptop or mobile device.
A businessman/woman could carry a full sized 20" display in their pocket to have a presentation like showing off a sample of a house, or to show floorplans and similar.
For a smartphone. How about a small keyboard that has a 5-7" display that you could simply pull out and then start using or no keyboard and be a full touch screen device that is less than a 1/4" thick.
I mean the applications of uses are near endless.
10. ShangTsung (Posts: 43; Member since: 23 Jul 2015)
5.7 inch seems pretty small for a foldable smartphone.
11. gersont1000 (Posts: 291; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I'm guessing that's the closed size. But either way, it would be great to have a small phone the size of the old flip phones, and then fold out into a Note5 size.
12. gaming64 (unregistered)
I'm not interested
P.S. Incoming "why did you click the article then" comments incoming. FYI, this is my opinion.
13. natypes (Posts: 1079; Member since: 02 Feb 2015)
Unbelievable Samsung. It's amazing how much further Samsung and only a couple of others (chinese)are actually pushing the innovation into the future. Truly thinking outside the box.
17. brasstax (Posts: 280; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)
Wow.. This should instantly make all tablets up to 12 inches obsolete..!!
Just imagine, a smartphone with a 6 inch folded diagonal, should be about 158mm to 160mm tall. Take it out and unfold it and you have a freaking 12 inch screen..!!
Damn.. I just created a puddle on the floor with my drooling. Gotcha get the mop and wipe it off..
18. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8371; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
The true innovator. How do you know an innovator when you see one? They actually make or invent stuff.
if you just buy others people stuff and then tweak it, that's not innovation; that's eveolution no matter who does it.
No other phones on the planet have come with the cool innovative ideas that Samsung has had. Even though many of those ideas maybe didnt work as well yet, they own the patent and can improve them once hardware catches up.
I think Samsung fell on the same issues Microsoft. They both released very good ideas that were simply to early for the existing technology and thus they didnt catch on or failed. Once technology catches up, those things will be better.
Looking forward for the concepts of "smart pause", "smart scroll" and those other ideas to really pan out. Concepts like "smart stay" is a very nice common sense idea.
With $200BN, this is the type of company Apple should be and isnt. Microsoft, Samsung, Intel and many others are the real innovators of the 20th century.
23. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8371; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)
I'm calling it now:
Galaxy S Fold
Galaxy Note Fold
Galaxy Tab S Fold
Galaxy Note Pro Fold
Galaxy Smart Fold
27. DRS1977 (Posts: 419; Member since: 27 May 2015)
Don't worry Apple losers, you will get a copied version in the new future.
28. Michael.Parker (Posts: 273; Member since: 22 Aug 2015)
My biggest worry is durability because I just have a feeling this will be incredibly fragile needing feather tipped fingers to use it.
But if it's strong enough to survive normal use I'll definitely have it.
29. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
I don't think it will be that close. 2016 is too early. If they release one in 2016 it will have a noticeable crease or quality deterioration where it folds. And it will be a mid range test model like the Galaxy Round, gflex, and the Galaxy beam. Won't be as crazy as those promo videos for awhile.
36. kajam (Posts: 189; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)
they have been working on these for a long time watch this video
37. kajam (Posts: 189; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)
there are a roller screens also may be coming later
30. ameran (Posts: 243; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)
Apple always waits 3 years to implement new technologies into their toys. The reason is very simple:
-No licensing fees after 3 years
-Learns from mistakes of early adopters
-Uses a new name to call it their as revolutionary features
As long as Apple follows this recipe, iSheeps will keep buying those toys.
32. TezzaBP (Posts: 273; Member since: 18 May 2015)
A phone... that becomes a tablet... GLAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH
34. Xperia14 (Posts: 332; Member since: 01 Sep 2015)
Well, this can be very useful! Bring it on Samsung.
35. kajam (Posts: 189; Member since: 24 Jun 2015)
Well? Samsung is going to drive me crazy right now i can't decide between the edge+ and note 5 next year will be note 6 edge+2 and a foldable
38. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 1989; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
on of my favorite commercials from sammy,but the foldable phone will not come till 2017-18 processors like SD 820 or above needed.
41. gersont1000 (Posts: 291; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
The processor has nothing to do with the display type (flexible or non-flexible).
39. Supersonic (Posts: 173; Member since: 15 May 2015)
Wow! great that is samsung, the real innovator.