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Samsung promises folding displays in 2015

Kris Carlon
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Samsung has just held an event called Analyst's Day, which sounds like a fun-filled shindig if ever I've heard of one. But amongst all the boring talk, a particularly juicy roadmap has appeared that outlines Samsung's plans for curved, bendable and folding displays over the coming years. Samsung shared the plan back in January at CES, but now we have a timeline to go with it.

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Folding devices will revolutionize the way we think about smartphones. / © Samsung

The Galaxy Round may be the first curved screen smartphone in the world, but it has failed to capture the imagination of many in the tech world. Most simply can't really see why a curved screen is necessary, but bendable and folding displays are a different matter. So if curved comes first and leads us to folding, then bring on the Galaxy Round. According to the roadmap, Samsung will begin focusing on bendable displays early next year, which means we could see a bendable screened device somewhere in the latter half of 2014.

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Samsung's technology roadmap makes for interesting reading. And dreaming. / © Sammyhub

The end of 2015 marks the projected technology barrier between bendable screens and foldable screens, and will pair that breakthrough with improvements in resolution and other product innovations and refinements we can only dream about right now. The first Samsung folding screen smartphone should make an appearance by the end of 2015. Suffice it to say, your smartphone in two or three years time will have very little similarity to the ones you've been using for the last five years.

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What are your thoughts on bending and folding displays? Do you think they can be introduced without massive increases to pricing?

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  • Mark R. 11 months ago Link

    folding displays will be the future if tablets I think and may even bring us back to flip phones too...

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  • surajhodi 11 months ago Link

    awesome smartphone ever

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  • Tammy Douglas 11 months ago Link

    excited to see what types of features will be offered

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  • Amy R. 11 months ago Link

    I still don't understand how you can possibly have a folded screen with without damaging the creased portion. I DON'T GET IT.

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    Kris Carlon 11 months ago Link

    Exactly, I'm no plastics expert, but I always thought the more you fold something relatively rigid back and forth, back and forth, the sooner it just snaps in half. It's safe to safe though that Samsung has more plastics knowledge than me.

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  • Feeso 10 months ago Link

    folding things don't last very long. They always tear into pieces after sometime

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