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Samsung teases foldable smartphone for 2016

by Jacob Kleinman | March 24, 2015March 24, 2015 7:30 am EST

The Galaxy S6 Edge is an extremely impressive device, but it may look like old news compared to what Samsung does next. The company could replace its curved AMOLED with new phones than can actually bend and fold, according Business Korea.

A new report reveals that Samsung and LG are racing to corner the market in foldable screen technology. With both companies already pumping out curved smartphones that doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but one claim from an unnamed Samsung Display official has us pretty excited.

“The industry believes that the commercialization of foldable smartphones will be possible in 2016,” the company told Business Korea, suggesting we could get our hands on the first foldable phone sometime next year.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard similar claims. Samsung’s trotted out its bending displays in the past as concept products, and behind closed doors the company has allegedly revealed plans for specific foldable devices. Now it looks like those products may finally be in sight.

The article said that once foldable smartphone arrive, it may not be long before the same technology expands to e-books and even ultra-portable laptops. One day you may even be able to fold up your computer and slip it into your pocket. For now, we’re just excited over the prospect of a bendable handset.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...