Samsung to introduce bendable phones in 2017, says reportTwo models of flexible phones may hit the market next year. Samsung has been promising this tech for a while now. Will we actually see it anytime soon?
Will we see bendable Samsung phones in 2017? A new report from Lou Bird says yes, there will be two models of flexible phones with olead screens. We might have an idea of what they could be like thanks to a Samsung promo video from 2014. One would fold in half like a clamshell, the other would be a device with a dive inch screen that could expand up to eight inches for a tablet like experience. These phone would not be flagship phones Instead they are to be experimental. However, you know consumers like the bendy feature. Samsung will likely bring it to top of the line phones like the Galaxy S series. Samsung is not new to curved screens, the Galaxy Note Edge brought a flexible display to a real product. That edge feature eventually made its way to the Galaxy S6 Edge. Samsung also demonstrated a ridiculous 105 inch television that can go from flat to curved with a touch of a button. Let's talk timing. This latest report says these pliable phones could see the light of day as soon as. February 2017. Perhaps it'll make an appearance at mobile world congress, the biggest mobile industry show there is. Should we believe this report? Mostly, yes. An executive from Samsung display stated that Samsung would want a flexible display for smart phones. That can be folded in half. That was back in 2014. There's no doubt Samsung is working on this tech, the question is when Samsung can come up with a compelling design to integrate this technology. That's it for this tech news update. I'm Iyaz Akhtar and you can stay on top of the biggest stories at cnet.com/update.