Samsung exec shares news on bendable-screen phones "right around the corner"
posted by Stephen S. / Jun 10, 2016, 10:36 AM
Lee reflects on the slow road to commercially viable bendable phones, and it's not durability he calls out as the big stumbling block impeding those efforts, but instead cost: while Samsung's been making flexible screens for the better part of a decade, it's taken a long time to figure out how to do so at a reasonable price.
But the good news is that the stars are finally beginning to align for bendable phones, and Lee says that the arrival of such handsets with flexible screens is “relatively right around the corner.”
Does that mean “later this year?” When you're thinking big-picture, we guess that MWC 2017 in late February and early March could conceivably fit that timeframe, as well. And while we might not have a specific launch window just yet – to say nothing of specific details about this first wave of hardware – it's still extra reassuring to hear high-level Samsung personnel talking about these innovative phones nearly being ready to become reality.
source: Recode via Pocketnow
Posts: 173; Member since: Sep 03, 2012
Just make the screens large, as in 7-8 inches, m'kay. Finally something for me to get excited about the phone scene... in years.
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 10:49 AM 1
i wonder if they moved the note release and galaxy line up in order to release flex phones after note line so you get 3 major releases a year every 4 months galaxy s,(april) note (august) and flex line (november or early december)
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 2:50 PM 0
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Will they do it before Lenovo?
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 10:56 AM 0
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lenovo already showcasing their prototype and John V. doing hand-on on it :Dhttp://www.androidauthority.co
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 11:03 AM 2
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Hm,yes, lenovos was not even real products for customers but just mockups of things to come, they not even close to making it a $2000 product you can buy
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 11:05 AM 0
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Apple already did that in 2014. Samsung copying again huh?
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 11:21 AM 5
I'm assuming this comment is meant to be a joke.
posted on Jun 10, 2016, 11:49 AM 15
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