Samsung has been working on prototypes of smartphones with flexible displays for years. This journey of Samsung started with filing the patents for flexible displays and testing of various prototypes over the years. There is a possibility that the first Samsung foldable smartphone may be launched this year. Samsung has pioneered in the curved display production with its Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge devices.
The world’s biggest Smartphone maker has been working on a device with flexible display which can fold into two halves. The Korean Herald Report also details about the various features of the device. The report also indicates that Samsung is preparing to ship about 100,000 units of the device during the second half of 2017.
Samsung is planning to introduce innovative display ideas in its devices, which have been largely accepted positively by the developed markets like the US and other European markets. Some of the flagship devices of the company, like the Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S6 edge have been selling in great numbers for the company, due to unique styling and features. Samsung is expected to carry forward this legacy into the new device, which will fold open into a tablet like shape with massive 7 inches display.
“Since the company already secured fold-in phone technology, it was not a big challenge to shift into the fold-out phones,” Korean Herald reported.
Developing these flexible display devices also comes with various challenges like placement of System on Chip, RAM modules, cameras, speakers and other internal circuitry, which Samsung will eventually have to overcome, before these prototypes enter mass production. No doubt given the application of latest technologies, the Smartphone production may see a new era of flexible display smartphones which take less footprint and become larger in size on demand. Do share with us your thoughts on the Flexible and Foldable display smartphones and how these may change the way you interact with your devices.