Saturday, June 11, 2016

Foldable Smartphone WAR is about to start in 2017. Samsung first foldable phone is around the corner, says CEO.

3 years ago  Samsung showed the first foldable screens at CES 2013. There is a video ad since then showing 2 foldable smartphones concepts: phone to tablet and a phone with rollable screen that was also presented early this year.

Samsung’s first foldable phone is “right around the corner” according to Gregory Lee, President and CEO of Samsung Telecommunications America.

Samsung is not the only company that will make foldable smartphones. Recently Lenovo presented a slim smartphone that bends around your wrist like a smartphone, and a tablet that folds in half to convert it on a phone.

LG and Chinese startup Moxi Group are testing their concepts as well.

Speaking at the Future:Mobile conference, and reported by Recode, Lee said that the new bendable phones are incoming.

Explaining the delay behind getting them to market he continued, “it just has been very difficult to manufacture at a reasonable cost”. 

Rumors are saying Samsung will unveil more foldable smartphones concepts this August when the company will launch the Galaxy Note 7 and the Galaxy Note 7 edge.

We expect slim designs and light to carry models for the upcoming foldable smartphones in 2017.



Forbes via Recode

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