Innovative iPhone? Samsung teases launching a foldable Note next year
As Apple prepares to captivate the audience at the Steve Jobs Auditorium today, Samsung has also popped up with a news of launching a foldable Note smartphone next year.
The President Mobile Business at Samsung Electronics, Koh Dong-jin, said that the company is eyeing to make a smartphone using the bendable OLED screen technology and the users will actually be able to fold the smartphone. This news appears to be a take on the upcoming launch of a special iPhone tonight which has had the mobile enthusiasts and innovations going crazy.
“As the head of the business, I can say our current goal is next year. When we can overcome some problems for sure, we will launch the product,” the President told the reporters in South Korea.
Smartphones with foldable displays will allow the users to convert the smartphone into a device with a much larger display, when unfolded. It is, however, worth mentioning here that although the required technology exists, there might be quite a few hurdles before such a device is put in the global markets. Even Koh himself said that there are still some problems to overcome and release might be pushed back if not resolved. Tech giants LG and Lenovo have already showcased such devices although they haven’t yet been made available for public.
Source — Bloomberg, Image, Lenovo’s Foldable via Android Authority