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Samsung plans to launch Galaxy Note with bendable display
September 17, 2017, 3:08 pm

Samsung seems to be on a roll; following the successful launch of its flagship Galaxy 8 and Galaxy Note 8 last month, the Korean electronics giant has just announced that it plans to introduce a foldable phone next year.

The phone would feature a bendable display and would be released under the company’s flagship Galaxy Note line, revealed. Dongjin Koh, president of mobile business at Samsung during a press conference in South Korea last week.

It is clear the company is still perfecting the technology.“When we can overcome some problems for sure, we will launch the product,” said Koh. “We are digging thoroughly into several issues we must overcome, as we don’t want to just make a few, sell a few and be done. We want to hear that Samsung made a very good product,” Koh said. “We have a plan to adopt a foldable display in our roadmap.”

This is the first time Samsung has publicly spoken about plans for a foldable phone, despite rumors around the release of one that have been swirling for many years. Samsung reportedly produced a number of dual-screen smartphones made up of two OLED displays joined by a hinge this year to test the promise and capabilities of a foldable device.

Samsung unveiled a bendable AMOLED display prototype back in 2012 named Youm, and last year, it applied for a patent for a foldable phone that bends like a flip-phone handset. Other companies have also sought to produce bendable devices, with Lenovo revealing prototype phones in 2016 that bend around a user’s wrist and a tablet that folds in half.

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