Samsung and LG both racing to out a foldable phone
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 15, 2015, 6:46 AM
A real foldable device is another matter, though, as you can have a largish display in a small pocketable footprint for carrying around. We already learned that Samsung's Project V (for Valley), is being tested for January release. The foldable smartphone is allegedly being run through its paces with both Snapdragon 620 and 820 configurations, 3 GB of RAM, microSD card slot, and, naturally, a non-removable battery.
How exactly will Samsung's foldable Project V smartphone look like, remains to be seen, but the Korean media reports today that LG has also created foldable display prototypes, and intends to use them in proof-of-concept phones. LG has apparently cracked the bendy code at the beginning of the year, and is mulling commercial applications for such screens. Samsung has had a working prototype of this display for a while now, allowing for thousands of closings and openings without deterioration of the folding area.
It's using a metal mesh touch layer in the display itself, and not an indium tin oxide (ITO) film, which deteriorates when bent, especially at the curved area. Long story short, both Samsung and LG seem ready to enter the foldable smartphone race as soon as next year, so we can't wait to see their final designs, and, above all, the pricing of such bendy handsets.
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Apple be like: Lol. You guys, iPhone is still iPhone. (,--)
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 6:50 AM 10
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well, i dont want a clamshell phone again tbh... so i could not care less about foldable phones
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 6:53 AM 2
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The fact that for you "foldable" means clamshell, points out the narrow viewpoint you present. This might be the next grand invention in the land of mobility. Just look at early flexible phone concepts, like the Nokia Morph, you begin to understand, what lies behind flexilbe screens.
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 7:05 AM 20
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Apple will release this in 2020 and will say we are the first.......and ifans will believe it........this shows how smart ifans are!
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 6:57 AM 10
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Funny Apple fanboys can not accept the fact that they are struggling to innovate. On the other hand koreans have taken thunder out of Apple. Really pity these narrow minded iphone babies.
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 7:42 AM 2
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I'm pretty sure LG said they aren't rushing to the market with foldable phones, they will just create the screens and sell to other OEMs. Which is smart, then they can name their own device when the market knows if and what it wants.
posted on Oct 15, 2015, 7:18 AM 1
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