Samsung official says foldable phones possible in 2016

Samsung official says foldable phones possible in 2016
Samsung and LG have both definitely made great advances in terms of display development – the LG G Flex pioneered the bendable smartphone display tech, while the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was the first smartphone to have a curved glass. The companies are not done, however, as representatives of both have spoken with Business Korea and revealed possible branches of the display tech that each has been working on.

LG spoke about transparent display tech – something that currently exists for niche applications, such as heads-up displays for aircrafts and luxury vehicles. According to the company, it still has a way to go before commercializing and mass-producing the tech.

The unnamed Samsung official, on the other hand, spoke of foldable smartphones and that it will be possible for the company to produce them in 2016. Now, we know that Sammy has been playing with flexible prototypes for a while now – it has been granted a patent for a foldable smartphone display, foldabe tablet, and has demoed an early variant of the tech at a presentation event, back in 2013. However, this is also not the first time that the company promises a foldable display for "next year", so we'd wince at this promise. Still, we'd be happy to see at least a prototype so we could – you know – gawk at.

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36 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Samsung and LG are one of the most innovative companies in the world today.

3. isaias

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

True! Good bye iPhone!

5. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

+1 bro for your meaningful comment. No one come close to them, let alone Apple. Long life Samsung & LG!

11. drunkenjay

Posts: 1700; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

apple fans are actually worse.

12. sriuslywtf

Posts: 297; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Dude, it seems ironic that you are the one obsessing with these guys. They were only expressing their opinion and you're also free to express yours too. But it is a little off to say you will go after them to ban them and quote "mark my words!!!" unquote. Seems a little obsessive and a bit homophobic. Do you have a problem with gay people?

14. FluffyBled unregistered

He's just trying to get some attention ... nevermind him!

18. g2a5b0e unregistered

The only person here who needs to be banned is you. You follow him around like a little puppy dog with your offensive comments. This is a tech website & you don't even discuss tech. You just talk about SuperNova. Grow up. If you're not interested in discussing tech, then go away. Either way, I have reported YOU. Your homophobia is disgusting. Everyone green thumbing this guy should be ashamed.

20. samsboy unregistered

What strain do you take? Believe me, it doesn't suit your Blood. What makes you think PA won't ban you instead of this guy. I guess your problem is that he is a Samsung fanboy. Anything wrong with that? I believe everyone has the right to opinions here.

6. TheAsh

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I agree. Samsung looking forward to make bendable/foldable mobiles and LG is making Transparent screens.

7. rockers123

Posts: 137; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

Sammy showed transparent display demo in 2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uZPd2xK_WM

36. TheAsh

Posts: 43; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

waaat :o

29. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Perfect time to buy a Samsung phone ;) now this time I'll skipped the NOTE V AND GSVI

33. Tricell1991

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I think japan is most one of tech same korea but they are just slow economic and marketing.

2. isaias

Posts: 14; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Awesome!

4. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Sounds great to me. Maybe this would be implemented in the Note 5 with double screen size and the ability to flip over each other thousands time without breaking. Not joking here, but Samsung and LG are the only true innovative companies here and I'm really passionate about that. They just keep going beyond boundaries and creating the world without weakness.

13. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Get lost, you pathetic pervert! :(

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

Reported again. Grow the eff the up. A tech website is not the proper place for your homophobic comments. I can't wait to see you banned. Bullying is not cute or funny. Anyone who green thumbs this guy should be ashamed.

24. g2a5b0e unregistered

I don't have anything to be ashamed of. I don't care if he is a paid shill or not. What I do care about is how inappropriate your comments toward him have been. If you don't like it, there are many other places you can go visit.

26. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Thanks to all of you, bro. Now that psychopath is gone. :)

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

I will never stand for that kind of behavior. No problem.

9. Totse2k15

Posts: 478; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

Nobody can top Apple at making foldable/bendable smartphones tech. Sorry LG & Sammy. [/Outb4flamelol]

15. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

+1 To yoU for making me laugh my tummy out

27. zachki17

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 14, 2014

Apple buy their display from LG .. A mounth ago LG sell 30 million P Oled display to Apple and last year 300 million display for their iphone

16. surethom

Posts: 1729; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Make TV's with flexible screens, 32" TV can convert onto a 40" widescreen for movies.

22. Evan_C

Posts: 153; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

exciting...but have to wait and see for myself

25. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Would love note phone and tablet combined

34. ali17chin

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

I hope samsung release a 7 inch note tablet

30. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"...while the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge was the first smartphone to have a curved glass." Really? The first? You must be kidding me. Do PA writers not know anything?

31. enzotarece

Posts: 87; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

The US military is the most innovative company in the world tht include nsa nasa area51 etc wat Samsung and LG is doing is jus using technology to make money there is nothing new here

32. Tricell1991

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

Japan was the most one of technology too but they are slow for Marketing strategy.

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