Samsung has already released a couple of devices with curved displays, but we’re still waiting to see if the company can produce a new smartphone that actually bends. Now, the Galaxy-maker has apparently promised to release its first flexible product sometime next year. Even more exciting, ZDNet reports that you’ll actually be able to fold the device in half.
Speaking at the company’s Investor Forum in New York, Samsung Display exec Lee Chang-hoon revealed the firm’s plans for 2015. “We plan to provide consumers with a product that has a flexible display by the end of the year,” Lee said. “However, nothing has been decided on the finished product.”
It’s unclear if Samsung’s first flexible device will be a flagship phone or more of a spinoff smartphone, like the Galaxy Note Edge to the firm’s Galaxy Note 4. Earlier this year, we heard claims that the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy Note 5 could both pack flexible displays. Since then, reports of a “Project Zero” initiative for the upcoming Galaxy S6 have us thinking Samsung isn’t planning to hold back in 2015.
If Samsung really does come through with a flexible smartphone that folds up, it could send the entire industry in a new direction. It’s still too soon to get excited about a product that probably won’t arrive until late next year at best, but it looks like the bendable handset of our dreams may finally be within reach.