Ever since the video of a Samsung foldable smartphone screen surfaced a couple years ago, some smartphone users have been patiently waiting for the technology to come to market. While there are one or two smartphones with dual displays available like the ZTE Axon M, it may take the deep pockets of a larger company to make the idea of a foldable display more mainstream. Samsung might just be that company and have hinted in their earnings report that a foldable OLED display could be coming to market soon.
As for the Mobile business, Samsung will continue its efforts to differentiate its smartphones by adopting cutting-edge technologies, such as foldable OLED displays. It will also drive forward new businesses related to AI/IoT by strengthening the ecosystem based on Bixby and building on Samsung’s 5G technology.
Samsung has been working with flexible displays and teasing us with videos and different patent applications in the past. Over the past few years, besides the aforementioned video, we’ve also seen the company showcase a flexible display (pictured above) and even a rollable display.
While smartphones are getting larger in screen size, they are to a point that they can’t get much bigger before hitting actually tablet sizes. And who wants to put a tablet in their pocket? A foldable display would definitely take care of this and, depending on how the phone was designed, could easily offer the best of both smartphone and tablet worlds. With the added benefit of portability and maybe even pocketability.
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