The next innovation in the world of smartphones is believed by some to be coming in the form of flexible and folding displays that could make devices more versatile.
Samsung is one of the firms said to be interested in utilising such technology, and images have appeared online in recent months claiming to be renders of proposed Samsung designs – of a so-called Galaxy X range that could launch as soon as this year.
A new set of images have appeared on Weibo – China’s equivalent of Twitter – on a the account of a popular tech rumour and news site that claim to be of Samsung’s folding phone and its ability to fold out into a tablet.
The images show an impressive set up – a smartphone without any physical buttons that folds out twice to create a tablet-sized device that is then attached to a keyboard for further productivity. This three-way hybrid is an eye-catching set up and would present an interesting proposition to anyone with a smartphone and tablet should it come to fruition.
Several other companies are already toying with the idea, with Lenovo showing off their own take on the idea at their Tech World developer conference last summer.