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Samsung planning a laptop with a foldable display

Written by Matti Vähäkainu (Google+) @ 27 Oct 2018 11:16 User comments (1)

Samsung planning a laptop with a foldable display You've probably heard about the visions of foldable smartphones. Samsung perhaps most notably has been painting a picture for years of displays that not only bend but fold, to no avail unfortunately.
Now that the foldable smartphone hasn't panned out, the company is pivoting to laptops, The Korea Herald reports.

According to the paper, Samsung Electronics marketing bigwig Lee Min-cheol has revealed a laptop with a foldable display in development.

There's no word whether there is actually demand for such a product or if it's just a prototype to harvest some reactions. It seems that the only real motive for the product is Samsung's need to make something out of years long R&D on foldable displays.

There's no pictures or specs of the device so everything beyond the comments about the foldable display are speculation.

We'll have to wait and see what Samsung comes up with.

It is clear that laptop manufacturers have been innovating more recently. Innovations include the smartphone as a touchpad from Razer and a second screen touchpad from Asus.

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130.10.2018 4:50

"You've probably heard about the visions of foldable smartphones. Samsung perhaps most notably has been painting a picture for years of displays that not only bend but fold, to no avail unfortunately.
Now that the foldable smartphone hasn't panned out . . ."

This is wildly inaccurate. Samsung is still planning to release a folding smartphone in early 2019. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles...-folding-phones

And the Korea Herald article that is linked in the second paragraph nowhere suggests that Samsung's folding smartphone plans haven't panned out or that the folding laptop is somehow a "pivot" away from the failing foldable smartphone idea.

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