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Samsung looking into phones with bendable screens?

Written by Andre Yoskowitz @ 09 Jun 2016 11:05 User comments (3)

Samsung looking into phones with bendable screens? According to multiple reports, Samsung is looking into releasing two new smartphones that will have bendable screens in 2017.
Using OLED screens, one of the devices could even fold in half (like a clam shell design) and will have a "5-inch screen when used as a handset, that unfurls into a display that's as large as 8 inches, similar to a tablet."

The sources claim that Samsung has resolved any issues with making the bendable screens durable, but is now working on an interface that makes sense for such a device.

Many expect the devices to be unveiled at next year's MWC in Spain, scheduled for the first week of February.


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3 user comments

19.6.2016 12:40

I see a "fruit roll-up" version of this in the next decade. Pretty cool.

29.6.2016 17:10

More like, a "cylinder with screen that extends and retracts tangentially", but yeah, probably within 2-3 years, even.

310.6.2016 05:42

That seems like it would make the device thicker...and considering manufacturers often forsake having batteries that last a whole day in order to get devices thin, I wonder how many would actually release devices of such design.

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