Samsung is Reportedly Planning to Release a Foldable Smartphone/Tablet Next Year

Samsung is Reportedly Planning to Release a Foldable Smartphone/Tablet Next Year

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Samsung is planning to bring its foldable smartphone/tablet concept to life next year, reports ETNews. The device will be a 5-inch smartphone when closed and will open to a 7-inch tablet.

Mass production of the foldable displays are said to begin by the end of this year with sales of the new smartphone/tablet beginning next year.

Industries are expecting that Foldable Smartphones will create new momentum in Smartphone markets that are somewhat slowing down. Just like how a large cellphone like a size of a brick has become smaller and how normal flip-phone has become a Smartphone, industries are expecting that Foldable Smartphone will create new innovation in Smartphone markets. It is heard that Samsung Electronics has been preparing for Foldable Smartphones since 3 years ago because it knew that Smartphone markets were slowing down.

“Development of Foldable OLED is taking place according to our plan.” said Director Lee Chang-hoon of Samsung Display at performance conference call that took place in January. “We are planning on mass-production and release of this product by discussing with our partners.”

Back in 2013 Samsung posted a concept video demonstrating what a foldable smartphone/tablet might look like.

Take a look at the video below...

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William Myers - June 8, 2016 at 3:24am
Wow! Wish that they would have crammed that into the Galaxy Note 6/7.
odedo1 - April 4, 2016 at 4:49am
As sad as it is Apple is falling behind, I'm still with the iPhone 6S but so many move to new androids and in their own words they say " I have no idea why I waited so long to do the move ", in the old days it was true there where good and bad cell phones today they are all good and China is coming out with really great phones for so cheap that have so much more then the iPhone which means only one thing that the Apple logo is half the price, even the retina screen that was such a great invention is so old that most androids got way better screens and I'm starting to get so jealous and if it wasn't for the Apple Store that is holding people with Apple I believe that more would do the move, also for all you haters its Apple who are copying from androids ( just like the watch and the pen ) and I say that if it wasn't for android we would still be with an iPhone 3 so stop hating because of competition prices drop and new inventions are being created.
SushiQ - April 4, 2016 at 5:56am
kitik2 - April 4, 2016 at 12:39pm
Apple isn't behind. Samsung always tries to release their phones months after a new iPhone in order to try to be ahead. As for the screens, they look just as good, plus when laminated display was used for the iPhone, Samsung copied that as well.
pewep1 - June 8, 2016 at 2:22pm
Agree with kitkt2 on this. Unless rivals released phones around the time iPhone came out, it doesn't mean that Apple is lacking anything. It's the phones released months later may be supporting newer technology made some time after the iPhone or they play cat and mouse meaning waiting until Apple makes something just so they can try to be better in order to beat them. Say all you want about whatever Apple copied, it still doesn't prove that Apple pencil actually does better than styluses because it's that different based on how much you do, it doesn't change why people later came out with their own Ai assistants, some iOS features, etc.! With that out of the way, about Apple itself and judging from where they are now based on past products released and the work they have done, I'd say they're still doing a great job even if they are trying to be original with the recent iPhone released and come to think about it, looking at the s models and newer iPhones themselves, new features are increasingly coming and I mean year after year we get more new stuff. Think about it- iPhone 4s: Siri, iPhone 5s: tru tone flash, touch I.D., iPhone 6s: Retina Flash, 2GB ram, 3D Touch, all the camera upgrades, Live Photos, and improved everything else inside and outside.
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