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We’ve all heard the rumours about Samsung’s ‘Foldable smartphone’, arguably this could just be a rumour or it could be coming much sooner than we all may think. Reports stated today that it could be coming as early as 2017. The smartphone market as we all know is getting very tough, and with manufacturers fighting for the most market shares, the leaders of the market Samsung are really keen to up there game to another new level.
So who has reported these rumours?
It was reported by a Korean technology site known as “ETNews“. The site claims that the smartphone will be 5 inches big, and then un-fold into a 7 inch tablet looking device. We have no idea how on earth this is going to work in reality, but what we do know is that Samsung have been working on flexible screen technology for many years where they have brought out a series of different curved smartphones such as some of the smartphones in there ‘Galaxy’ series.
ETNews report that Samsung have recently partnered up with a domestic and foreign business in order to develop a “7 inch” smartphone. Arguably this could again be another rumour, and even if they are partnering up with this company, it does not mean this has anything to do with the idea of a foldable smartphone. The smartphone however will ‘look like a wallet’ which can be unfoldable to be used, providing an overall bigger screen to make the smartphone more usable, but at the same time being much more portable with it’s folding ability down to just 5 inches.
However, with all this being said, Samsung have not responded or commented on the theory of them bringing out a foldable smartphone, and I suppose they plan to leave it that way in order to get more publicity regarding the idea.
No one really knows if these reports are true are not, but we do know that the smartphone market is getting tougher and tougher as the days go on. With this being said, even if foldable smartphones aren’t the next big thing, we could be looking to get a totally new type of technology that no one has yet seen. If you would like to read more about the rumours on Samsung’s foldable smartphone, check out ETNew’s article here.