There have been quite a few rumors about Samsung working on a smartphone with flexible display. While it did launch the Galaxy Round last year and the Galaxy Note Edge with a curved display earlier this year, it is just the beginning. A senior executive at Samsung Display the screen-making vertical of Samsung Electronics has confirmed that we will indeed see a device with flexible display by the end of 2015. Also Read - Galaxy A22 replaces M42 5G to become the cheapest 5G Samsung phone in IndiaAlso Read - Gorilla Glass DX, DX+ to now protect your phone cameras, will debut on a Samsung phone
Speaking to ZDNet at the Samsung Investor Forum 2014 in New York, Samsung’s VP of business strategic team Lee Chang-hoon said that Samsung will be launching a flexible display for smartphones that can actually be folded in half. We will secure production capacity of 30,000 to 40,000 [flexible displays each month] by the end of next year. There will be no company [except Samsung] that has this great production capacity by 2016, Chang-hoon said. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M21 2021 vs Redmi Note 10: Which is better under Rs 15,000?
The report further attested that Samsung is planning to expand its product line of flexible-display smartphones following the warm reception of the Galaxy Note Edge, which has a curved display that wraps around its side.
“We plan to provide consumers with a product that has a flexible display by the end of the year. However, nothing has been decided on the finished product,” added Lee. Notably, the Galaxy S6 is also rumored to have the ‘dual-edged’ flexible display, but not as flexible that it can fold into half.
Samsung isn t the only company looking at launching devices with displays that can flex or bend. A LG roadmap revealed that the company is set to introduces devices with flexible, bendable and displays that can be rolled up.
While Samsung is still the biggest smartphone vendor in the world in terms of shipments, its profits have continued to decline. It suffered a near 60 percent drop in profits year-over-year in the third quarter of this year, due to declining sales of the Galaxy devices, as well as increased competition from the likes of Apple, and Chinese companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The company is also said to be planning on cutting down its extensive product lineup offerings by up to 30 percent in an effort to battle the declining profits.
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