There have been a number of rumours in past years that Samsung will be launching a fully flexible phone, and prototypes have been created, however it is now closer than ever to doing so. Samsung hinted this by revealing the new Galaxy X roll-out LED display, however it is still unclear if they have managed to add the touch control layer to the screen. Samsung’s previous launches –the Galaxy S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, Note Edge and S7 Edge, all display a curved effect on the screen by use of flexible screen technology, however the Galaxy X is revolutionary in having a fully bendable display.
The bendable technology was showcased by Samsung at the SID (Society for Information Display) 2016 event in San Francisco, however it is evident that the biggest obstacle will be to add a touch control layer to the phone screen. The Galaxy X which was displayed can be rolled out, but does not currently include the essential touch control layer. It features a Full HD 5.7-inch screen and is very thin at only 0.3mm.
Through seeing what has been achieved by Samsung so far, rumours indicate that they will launch the world’s first fully flexible phone by 2017. Interestingly, LG’s G Flex and G Flex 2 (launched in 2014 and 2015), are both attempts at a curved display, however both LG and Samsung are competing at the release of a fully bendable display, so it is a question of who wins the race.
The concept of a fully bendable display is highly anticipated by smartphone fans, and will be very convenient for portability. Keep a look out on our site for any further information on the release or rumours!