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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