The giant South Korean company, Samsung reported that it is working to mass produce foldable displays by the end of the year, and will be available in the markets in 2017. The report cited Samsung’s good progress, but did not offer more details. In early this year, Samsung confirmed that the development of foldable displays is coming along as expected, but did not offer a timeline for its commercialization.
The development of curved, flexible, and foldable displays has been hit with delays in three years since Samsung announced its vision of foldable devices and all the interested users have gotten so far is the images of the soon to be expected foldable gadget.
This technology has been in prototype for some time now, but reports indicate that Samsung is teaming up with several different manufacturers and distributors to mass-produce a 7-inch foldable device. These smartphones will have an OLED display that can fold in half like a wallet, which implies that the device can effectively be used as either a 5-inch smartphone or a 7-inch tablet.
Some speculate that foldable screens are the next step in the advancement and evolution of the smartphones, as groundbreaking as touchscreen tech was in the recent past. There’s no evidence whether or not this will be the case, but it seems clear that, if there’s any chance of that happening, the Korean is indeed looking to be a major player from day one.
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