Future Apple and Google foldable phones may contain a Samsung display

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It’s not all that surprising that Samsung would be pitching their new folding display technology to Apple and Google.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, 2019 is the dawning of the foldable phone. Samsung, Huawei, and others are already rolling out their offerings this year. Companies like Apple and Google are usually not the first to jump on these trends. But eventually they do come around and when they do. Samsung will be there to sell them their foldable display technology.

It’s not all that surprising that Samsung would be pitching their new folding display technology to Apple and Google. After all, Samsung has provided displays and internal technology to both companies for their mobile division. But a new report coming from ETNews via MacRumors says Samsung has specifically provided samples of the technology to both Apple and Google.

According to the industry on the 27th, Samsung Display made a set of foldable display and delivered it to Apple. This set, which is actually powered like a smartphone, has a 7.2-inch size foldable panel. 7.2 inches is 0.1 inches smaller than the Samsung Folder ‘Galaxy Fold’.

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While Samsung has had some fierce competition with Apple across a few device categories., they have also worked with them hand-in-hand on the very devices they’re competing with. As for Google, Samsung did make their Galaxy Nexus device back in 2011. In my opinion, the Galaxy Nexus was probably one of the best Nexus devices ever made.

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But don’t think that Apple and Google aren’t already working on their own folding display technology. Most of these tech giants have been working on some form of the technology for years now. This is why I say 2019 is the dawning of the foldable phone. Come 2020, we’re likely to see other companies throwing their offerings on the table.

I’m not convinced Apple and Google will have a foldable phone ready in 2020, but it won’t be long after 2020 that they do. Of course, I’m sure they’re watching the market now to gauge how well the Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X are received and how well they sell.

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Source: MacRumors
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