posted on 28 Sep 2017, 05:56 5 1. Cat97 (Posts: 743; Member since: 02 Mar 2017) I think a foldable smartphone is mostly a stupid idea at this time. Maybe in 10 years, if the technology allows it, then yes, but to be appealing, a phone must be reasonably thin and must have symmetry, a foldable design ruins both. posted on 28 Sep 2017, 06:10 27 2. cmdacos (Posts: 1662; Member since: 01 Nov 2016) So you've seen Samsung's version then? posted on 28 Sep 2017, 07:03 2 10. drunkenjay (Posts: 1170; Member since: 11 Feb 2013) that's what people said about the bezels. posted on 28 Sep 2017, 08:14 3 17. bucky (Posts: 3466; Member since: 30 Sep 2009) and its still silly. Just another reason for them to charge $1000+ now. Change nothing else, reduce bezels, people go crazy. posted on 28 Sep 2017, 17:51 3 30. ShaikhJGI (Posts: 304; Member since: 10 Jan 2014) Exactly +1, even that's what people said about Note 1 back in 2011 when it was released. But see today … [Read more...] about Comments for : Samsung seems to be rushing the development of its foldable smartphone, but why?
From the looks of it, the next big thing in the mobile devices market are foldable displays, which represent the next evolutionary step following curved displays such as the one on the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. Previously, we've heard rumors that Samsung is planning to unveil the world's first foldable smartphone - a device that's known as Project Valley - by the end of the year. As it turns out, however, some analysts don't believe that this timeframe is a realistic one.Kevin Wang, Research Director for China at reputable market research firm IHS Technology, recently posted a status update on Weibo claiming that, while display makers are making good progress on foldable screens, the first commercial implementations of such panels might not be available for purchase until early next year.Wang also states that display makers can now make folding screens with a curvature radius of just 3mm, which means that these panels can be almost folded in half without any damage. For comparison, the … [Read more...] about IHS: foldable smartphones won’t hit the market until early 2017
A new rumor suggests that Samsung is currently working on a dual-screen smartphone that might turn out to be the rumored Samsung foldable handset.During the past few years, Samsung was awarded numerous patents that pertain to foldable display technology. These patents led to a considerable amount of rumors regarding an upcoming foldable smartphone from Samsung, although none of them turned out to be accurate, as the technology apparently wasn't ready just yet.Back in March, an unnamed Samsung was quoted by the South Korean media claiming that foldable smartphones are coming in 2016. According to yet another rumor, Samsung is actively working on the world's first smartphone with a foldable display. Although the sources say that the project is still in its early stages, a release in 2016 is still probable. Allegedly, the new Samsung handset is referred to as Project Valley internally, and will most definitely come with two separate screens. The V in the code name is thought to … [Read more...] about Samsung rumored to be working on a dual-screen foldable smartphone called Project Valley
Yesterday, we reported that Samsung may be planning to launch an unique, foldable smartphone in 2016. Such a device is definitely being worked on, judging by the leaked patent schematics that describe different ways in which Samsung experimented pulling off this type of novelty. Speaking of which, today Patently Mobile uncovered a purported schematic for a foldable smartphone that opens and closes together with a hinge mechanism. This is no flip-phone, however, as there is a mesh-type textile sheet attached as the cover of an actual bending AMOLED display. The device is separated in two "bodies", connected via hinge portion. The hinge operates with a spring mechanism that looks incredibly old-school for a device that's supposed to be this hi-tech.Samsung filed this patent application in the third quarter of 2014, which means this isn't a particularly recent development and could have advanced into a state where mass-manufacturing could be in consideration. That is, assuming Samsung … [Read more...] about Samsung patented a foldable smartphone with a spring-based hinge mechanism, check it out
posted on 12 Jan 2017, 06:25 3 1. ibend (Posts: 6747; Member since: 30 Sep 2014) much more detailed than apple's rushed patent... posted on 12 Jan 2017, 06:35 11 2. trojan_horse (banned) (Posts: 5868; Member since: 06 May 2016) "much more detailed than apple's rushed patent..." posted on 12 Jan 2017, 07:24 2 7. SIGPRO (Posts: 2218; Member since: 03 Oct 2012) Watch out think apple will steal your name when they will release an bendable phone. posted on 12 Jan 2017, 06:42 1 3. meanestgenius (Posts: 17820; Member since: 28 May 2014) Would be interesting to see Nokia enter the "foldable" smartphone space. Looking forward to Nokia bringing new innovations to the smartphone space. posted on 12 Jan 2017, 06:46 1 4. SailfishOS (Posts: 107; Member since: 06 Nov 2016) Wait... Nokia didn't prototype a foldable device before? posted on 12 Jan 2017, 07:51 0 8. nh1402 (Posts: 135; Member since: 30 Oct 2013) The Nokia Morph, but that was just … [Read more...] about Comments for : Nokia could be preparing to enter the foldable smartphone race, according to patents