Samsung May Introduce Foldable Smartphones In 2016
Samsung is reportedly planning to launch foldable smartphones in 2016.
At present, smartphone industry is one of the most competitive arenas of the world. With the growing competition, companies are supposed to outshine each other both in terms of the internal features of the devices and their external looks.
Nothing more than the display technology captivates the onlookers. Now companies have introduced more flexible, more stylish and more shinning displays in order to impress the consumers right at the time when they take the first glimpse of the phones.
Talking about Samsung, the company which enjoys, along with LG, position as a leader in the global display market is the next one to revolutionize the display design of its phones. Samsung has been paying serious heed to foldable smartphones. It even showcased, its first foldable display at the event of CES 2014 behind closed doors.
“The industry believes that the commercialization of foldable smartphones will be possible in 2016,” cites an official from Samsung Display.
Alongside the flexible displays, which is leading consumers to believe that the next flagship from the company will be foldable, Samsung is also working on transparent displays.
The concept of using transparent displays in smartphones is not very common. These are generally used in billboards, plains and aircraft. In addition to this, these displays are being used on the front glasses of the luxury vehicles in the form of heads-up displays. Transparent displays enable one to see the picture created by this display when the user is looking through glass.
Other general usage of this technology can be seen in refrigerators. Refrigerators with this technology can be seen inside and at the advertisements simultaneously. Despite all the attraction these displays have, spreading this technology depends upon its acceptance from not only the business firms but households as well.
The second technology that Samsung is working on is flexible displays. The most intriguing feature of these displays is showoff of the objects with maximum possible precision and accuracy. These allow consumers to produce same quality of pictures even in the bent position. Until this time, flexible displays are divided in four general categories or rather different stages of evolution: curved, bendable, foldable and rollable.
With curved edge Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung has already accomplished two of the evolutionary stages of flexible displays. Will it really pass the third stage of evolution of this technology by featuring foldable displays in its next flagship device in 2016? This is still a question as no comments have been made by the company on the story until the time of writing this article.
Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.