Bendable Phones Are Almost Here
When Apple released the iPhone SE, it couldn’t help but feel like the tech company had hit a creative wall. After all, the latest iteration of their game-changing mobile device felt like a rehash—an iPhone 6 in an iPhone 5’s body. In fact, there hasn’t been a truly game-changing innovation in the smartphone space for years, which is what makes a new report from Bloomberg so exciting.
According to the report, Samsung is nearing the release of not one but two separate bendable phones, which could come as early as 2017. Sources “familiar with the matter,” claim that the phones will come equipped Samsung’s flexible OLED screen technology. One of the phones is expected to fold in half “like a cosmetic compact,” while the other will have a 5-inch screen that “unfurls into a display that’s as large as 8 inches, similar to a tablet."
The report goes on to say that Samsung plans to unveil its new bendable devices at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which takes place next February. The company has already shown that it has the technology to build such devices—it released a video of a concept phone that folds into a tablet in 2014. If Samsung actually puts such a phone to market, it could revolutionize the way mobile phones are designed forever.
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