Will it bend? Imagining Samsung's $1500 foldable Galaxy F phone

Will it bend? Imagining Samsung's $1500 foldable Galaxy F phone
In the past few weeks, the number of rumors about Samsung's foldable Galaxy X/F phone undertaking, reached new heights. Samsung's own DJ Koh confirmed a few days ago that they might not be first out of the gate with one, but will be ironing out the production concept until early next year to beat every other effort.

We've been hearing it for a while now - Samsung is readying a smartphone with not just a flexible display, à la Galaxy S9, but an actual bendable phone, which would require other elements of the phone to be flexible as well, starting with the chassis. How will Samsung achieve this remains still a mystery, but a treasure trove of patents it has filed around possible variations gives a much-needed hint. Since 2012, the Korean conglomerate has filed for patents depicting a pull-out, rollable and bendable screens for flexible display gadgets, and the way one would operate them, as you can see in the most recent filing below.


In fact, the most recent rumor about Samsung's elusive foldable handset states the welcome news that Samsung has gone with the most logical and desirable approach - a phone that can unfold into a 7" tablet-size screen, and then be bent back together to fit easily in your pocket. Is there a patent for that? You bet, and those patent efforts, along with reputable rumors on the in-folding design of the phone have now been fleshed out by one of the most vaunted phone concepts rendering shops around the Internets for your viewing pleasure.

It's not clear if the foldable Galaxy X, F, or whatever Samsung names it, will be its first 5G phone, but the rest of the rumored specs are pretty high up there, not to mention the wow factor when you unfurl this thing in the subway to watch a YouTube clip or two. Check out the concept image renders of Samsung's bendable phone below, and tell us if you would splurge the rumored $1500+ for such a beaut in the next two quarters.

 

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14 Comments

1. sun0066

Posts: 270; Member since: Feb 12, 2011

horrible, another excuse for the phone to get broken easily. seems to me like the LG curve phone that got extinct in the second generation

2. DRS1977

Posts: 679; Member since: May 27, 2015

Don't be mad that you can't afford one. People said the first Note was too big, look where we are now. Everyone is a copycat.

3. DolmioMan

Posts: 332; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

This is another galaxy note edge scenario imo. There’s nothing instead special about it except for it folds. If the bends are sharp enough and it’s durable then it’ll be good for tablets.

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

He never said anything about the price. Only you

13. p51d007

Posts: 704; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

I had a BIG screen before the Note1 (which I also had). I got a Dell Streak, a year before the note was even thought about. LOVED it. Got the Note1, Mate2, Mate8, Mate9. Now I'm trying to get use to a little over 5" screen with the Essential PH-1. Pretty nice phone. I don't really see for me, the "need" anymore for a folding phone. Last year, I thought it would be nice to have a 4-5" phone screen that would open to an 8-10" tablet, but not something like this, and ESPECIALLY not a first generation version.

4. w1000i

Posts: 247; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

What is the benefit ?

8. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Just for Samsung. You cannot apply screen protector , so it will scratch easily. You cannot have case on it, it will get damaged easily. Then ppl pay for repair.

9. Tipus

Posts: 868; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Samsung will use new screen coating, so screen protector will be thing of the past

6. j_grouchy

Posts: 177; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Yeah, maybe the screen folds...but it'll get scratched all to heck and you can't even put a screen protector on it!

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1789; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

No matter what they come out with it will be pretty neat I guess but they could’ve also made this with two separate screens that but it together very nicely so I don’t know about this I don’t think that would be hugely

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Idk about this as I'm kind of ok with what we use now myself, the less moving parts the better always. Flip phones were notoriously weak at hinge, I can't see this being much better.

11. AdeelSoomro

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 26, 2017

It's not a new thing iPhone is the first with bendable phone , remember the iPhone 6 ;) :D

12. el33t626

Posts: 28; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

It not closing flush, fukcs w/ my OCD !

14. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

It looks soo tall ! I prefer Note Edge design with foldable screen to be like tablet not like this one in the pictures! Like a remoteo control !!

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