Samsung to release smartphones with flexible displays that fold in half by end of 2015

Samsung to release smartphones with flexible displays that fold in half by end of 2015

Flexible displays seem to be the next big thing in smartphone displays. Leading the charge on the front is Korean smartphone giant Samsung. The company’s sister division Samsung Display has announced that it plans to launch flexible displays for smartphones that can be folded into half.

Speaking at Samsung Investor Forum 2014 in New York, Lee Chang-hoon, vice president of business strategic team, Samsung Display, said, “We plan to provide consumers with a product that has a flexible display by the end of the year.” Though he said that nothing is so far finalised on the finished product, it is very likely that the displays will make way to Samsung’s smartphones.

Earlier during the year, Samsung applied for a patent for smartphone with flexible body. The patent application from the USPTO details a device with a folding mechanism.

Also, Lee added, “We will secure production capacity of 30,000 to 40,000 (flexible displays each month) by the end of next year.” The huge production capacity surely appears to be an advantage Samsung will have over its rivals.

Samsung’s South Korean rival LG launched the world’s first smartphone with curved display, GFlex, late last year. The company followed the launch with its Galaxy Round, which too boasted of a curved screen.

Though none of the major smartphone manufacturers have experimented much with displays since then, flexible phones surely appear to be in pipeline.

LG Display’s recent product roadmap, which runs up to 2017, shows curved, bended, folded and even rolled displays.

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