Samsung could present a foldable smartphone prototype at MWC


Samsung's decision to skip the announcement of its next Galaxy S flagship at MWC might have disappointed some, but the South Korean tech giant won't come empty-handed to the show. Aside from the almost certain unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3, the company could also introduce a foldable smartphone prototype.

According to the latest report from ETnews, the prototype will be presented alongside a folder panel in a private exhibition room that could only be accessed by select individuals and clients. This will allow Samsung to see the potential market response to such products, and could also serve as a way for for the firm to entice other device manufacturers into placing orders for the new screens through its subsidiary – Samsung Display.

However, corporate head honchos won't be the only ones to see new foldable devices from Samsung. It is rumored that the company will present a small number of other bendable tech gadgets at MWC's show floor, with both inward- and outward-folding products available for inspection by every attendee.

source: ETnews via SamMobile

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6 Comments

1. cozze02

Posts: 127; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Im pretty sure this rumor has been around for maybe the last 2 to 3 years, foldable, bendable flexable.......

2. DoggyDangerous

Posts: 1028; Member since: Aug 28, 2015

And the rumors of new break through technology in batteries.

3. aegislash

Posts: 1476; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Not even a rumor, but remember last year when Samsung announced that they advanced battery tech to the point where they developed 4,000mAh+ batteries that were the same size as the 2,550 mAh battery in the S6? And yet here we are, possibly getting a mere 3,500 mAh battery on the upcoming S8 Plus.

4. brasstax

Posts: 541; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

i think there is a strong chance that Samsung might out a foldable smartphone within the first 6 months of the year albeit with very limited production units. With the Note 7 fiasco last year, Sammy may just decide what the heck and out a consumer foldable phone. It is not beyond Samsung to test the very limits of tech and what is feasible. If there is one thing that you cannot Samsung for, that is not trying!

5. civicsr2cool

Posts: 265; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

While its cool in concept, viewing the screen through a layer of plastic isn't going to be a fun thing at all.

6. sissy246

Posts: 7070; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Cool if they do but I don't see it happening for another year or two.

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