Samsung exec shares news on bendable-screen phones "right around the corner"
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