Now that other manufacturers have started to follow Samsung's lead in curved displays, it looks like the South Korean company is ready to come up with the next-generation of devices. There are rumors that Samsung is working on a device that will feature a flexible and bendable display. The rumor has been circulating for about five years already but it looks like the company is finally ready to unveil it.
According to a South Korean technology website, Samsung is working on a smartphone that will feature a 5-inch curved OLED display that can transform itself into a 7-inch tablet. When the rumor first started, Samsung showcased a flexible display with an 800x480 pixel resolution. Measuring less than 0.27mm thick, this was recognized as the "world's thinnest resolution Flexible AMOLED display."
Samsung Display director Lee Chang-hoon further sparked intrigue when he was quoted saying "development of Foldable OLED is taking place according to our plan. We are planning on mass-production and release of this product by discussing with our partners."
The device is said to be released in 2017.