Samsung always has been on the top of the news for introducing the new foldable smartphone. The news is not yet confirmed, Samsung which is a big brand for the technologies is going to launch a foldable phone-tablet device in the starting of the 2017 year. The foldable screen is the next big thing for the Smartphone technology. This is after the Korean tech giant received the overwhelming consumer who gave the support to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge device.
Although there is no confirmation of this news yet and it remains mum on asking whether the report is true or not. It was Samsung only who introduced the foldable screen architecture during the year of 2013 Consumer Electronic Show (CES). During the event, Samsung talked about the breakthrough of OLED display technology, presented a prototype of curved shape screen smartphone and ultimately showed a teaser of a folding the tablet-con-smartphone device by Samsung.
In the previous last three years, Samsung successfully fixed its two of their three technological innovations to their devices. Samsung has also embedded the OLED technology to all its smartphone devices and has also launched the flagship curved-screen Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. With this development, it would not be impossible if the Korean giant who is truly gearing towards the foldable phone technologies in the year of 2017.
When asked about the possibilities of foldable smartphone devices by the Samsung, Gene Munster who is a senior research analyst for Apple. agreed of the huge possibilities that the big company like Samsung could be moving towards the direction of considering that the bendable glass technology is currently existing. She is also hinted that the Cupertino tech giant could follow the suit if the technology is readily available.
Gene Munster also mentioned in the latest interview with the Business Insider that “Companies like Samsung have talked about having the foldable phone in the next couple of years. What we know is that technology is in the early stages. It’s just a few years away”. Over the years, he said researchers play on the idea of bendable glass with the development of fiber optics for data communication as one of the exemplary results. He mentioned on the paper issued by MIT that talked about bendable glass that will eventually become the blueprint for foldable glass design.
We know that from the consumer’s point of view that this idea of being to have something the smartphone that can be unfold open and be the size of a small tablet would be tempting. Thre seems to be a market force behind this , he said.