Thursday April 06, 2017

Samsung Display Predicts Foldable Phones to Be Commercialized in 2019

Samsung has basically confirmed the year that foldable phones will finally debut. You have to wonder why the company doesn’t keep a lid on this stuff, since this news is enough for me to disregard the next Galaxy and Note phones: a folding phone would be a real upgrade for my still-dependable Note 3. We will even be seeing multi-foldable phones, though I’m not exactly sure what Samsung means by that.

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Samsung Display’s principal engineer said Tuesday foldable phones may not be commercialized until 2019 as bezel-free display currently sells well and the foldable display still has technical challenges to be addressed. There have been wide speculations in the market that Samsung may unveil its foldable phones that can both work as smartphones and tablets sometime this year or next year. "Because the bezel-free display currently sells well, we still have enough time to develop foldable display. The technology is expected to be mature around 2019," said Kim Tae-woong, Samsung Display’s principal engineer, at the Display TechSalon held in Seoul.