It’s no secret that Samsung has been looking at creating bendable devices over the past few years, but it looks like the time may almost be here, according to a report by ZDNet.
The website has reported that the South Korean electronics company will soon be offering smartphones with displays that are so flexible they can be bent and folded in half.
According to ZDNet, Lee Chang-hoon, vice president of the business strategic team for Samsung Display, said during the Samsung Investor Forum 2014 in New York that they “plan to provide consumers with a product that has a flexible display by the end of the year”.
With the end of the year only a few weeks away now, there is undoubtedly a lot of excitement and curiosity as to what the device will actually be, and it is perhaps a little concerning that Chang-hoon then confessed that “however, nothing has been decided on the finished product”.
It does seem a bit far-fetched that the company will have completely signed off and finished such an ambitious product if they haven’t decided on it yet.
However, regardless of whether or not we will be bending our phones in half by the end of December, it was said that Samsung will be looking to make between 30,000 and 40,000 flexible displays each month until the end of December 2015.
Chang-hoon certainly is confident in the company’s ability as he said: “There will be no company [except Samsung] that has this great production capacity by 2016.”
It seems that Samsung is looking to be the first to offer bendable smartphones following the popularity of its flexible display smartphones, such as the Galaxy Note Edge, which although cannot be bent in half (do not try to make it happen!), has a curved display that wraps around the sides of the handset.