Samsung is not the first year working on flexible display panels. The result of work became planshetofon Galaxy Note Edge and the Galaxy S6 edge. In the next phase of development of this technology, the manufacturer plans to release a foldable smartphones.
According to available data, Samsung is on the verge of creating the world’s first smartphone with a foldable screen. The gadget is being developed under the code name “V” or “Valley”. According to some, a device can have two displays. However, it is not clear whether they will be located on opposite sides of the housing (YotaPhone) or Samsung covers other design options.
Sources say that the project is still at an early stage of development. And Koreans can still encounter insurmountable difficulties, which forced Samsung to delay the release of the smartphone or to refuse his release.
In 2013, Samsung announced its first curved smartphone — experimental model Galaxy Round with 5.7-inch display on a plastic substrate. A year later came the Galaxy Note Edge phablet, which has a folded edge. And this spring, the company revealed the Galaxy S6 edge. In comparison with the predecessor, the new “rounded” on two sides, but the angle was a little less. Edge, as before, may serve as a notification center.
Samsung has already issued a patent for a flexible smartphone: it is assumed that such a device the ability to deformation will have the whole structure and not just the screen. These practices can also be applied in the framework of the new project.
Market observers say the possibility of commercialization of flexible smartphones in 2016. Samsung aims to become one of the pioneers of this trend.
Plans to start production of devices with fully foldable displays Samsung said back in 2013. As the CEO of the company Con About Hyun, gadgets with flexible screens will appear in 2014, and with the folding in 2015. however, The folding devices of the Korean manufacturer has not provided.