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Samsung, LG may launch foldable smartphones next year

Published Nov 10, 2016, 12:06 pm IST
Updated Nov 10, 2016, 12:06 pm IST
Samsung Galaxy S8 concept (Image:YouTube)
 Samsung Galaxy S8 concept (Image:YouTube)

Samsung launched Galaxy Round approximately three years ago. It was among the first smartphones to feature a flexible display. Samsung had stated at that time that the Galaxy Round was a concept phone launched for testing purposes. Soon after, LG released a similar handset called G Flex. 

Now according to a report by The Investor, Kim Don-Won, an analyst at Hyundai Securities said, ‘The year 2017 will be the first year of foldable smartphones for the mass market. Following the launches by the Korean firms, other global rivals such as Apple and Google are also likely to unveil their own versions in 2018.’

Don-Won further stated that both Samsung and LG are expected to produce sixth-generation, flexible light-emitting diode panels from 2017 onward.

Samsung’s mobile chief Koh Dong-Jin was also recently reported saying that Samsung is already working on a foldable smartphone that is supposed to be produced for the mass.

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