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Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display are working on a smartphone that can be folded inward with a curvature of 3R.
Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display are working on a smartphone that can be folded inward with a curvature of 3R.
SEOUL,KOREA
28 September 2017 - 3:00pm
Cho Jin-young

It has been found that Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display are working on a smartphone that can be folded inward with a curvature of 3R.

In fact, Samsung Electronics has worked on a foldable smartphone for four to five years. An interesting point is that the company worked on a phone that can be folded outward until recently and is now going the opposite way.

During the early stage of its foldable smartphone development, Samsung Electronics worked for years on a phone that can be folded inward and components for it. Then, the company veered in the opposite direction all of a sudden. According to industry sources, this change in direction was a couple of years ago.

The reason why Samsung Electronics has come back to square one is not clear yet. Some experts pointed out that the decision is to release such devices in the near future.

Samsung Electronics President Ko Dong-jin recently said that the company is planning to come up with a foldable smartphone next year. “We are currently dealing with some hurdles to do so and we will release our first foldable smartphone after overcoming the hurdles,” he remarked at the Galaxy Note 8 launch event on September 12. 

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