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Samsung : Which will shift the equilibrium in 2K17

01 June 2017 at 03:50

Mobile Technology

Nikhil Ahuja

Samsung : Which will shift the equilibrium in 2K17

Samsung being undisputed king of the Android space; the firm sells more handsets running Google's mobile platform than any other, and even outside of Android it is currently kicking Apple's ass when it comes to sales. The Korean tech giant has come a long way in recent years, and there are rumors that this Korean giant has a lot to give this calendar year. In short, Samsung is gearing up to be a pioneer, a proper trend-setter for mobile devices going forward. What's the catalyst for all this? Well quite simply it's that Samsung is going to be first to market with a fully folding and flexible Super AMOLED display smartphone; the Samsung Galaxy X, and this will change the mobile device market permanently - including phones, tablets, and the rest. The big deal for folding and flexible OLED displays is that they literally break down the barriers between different form factors - phones, tablets, wearables, and so on. Samsung Galaxy X arriving in 2017, will quite simply involve a clamshell smartphone that can fold in on itself to become more compact. These are some concepts for Samsung galaxy X





However, there is also a rumor for a second Samsung folding device in development that may appear inside 2017 also; a standard smartphone-sized handset with a 5in display which can unfold into a larger 8in display factor, effectively a small tablet. I think the folding flexible display could do wonders for the wearable market as well. So far wearables haven't really caught on, because most users seem to feel that a smartwatch paired with a smartphone is somewhat redundant; but even having an independent smartwatch with its own connectivity doesn't truly replace the smartphone for utility. How about some folding smartphone which folds from a phone form factor into a wrap-around design which mounts onto a wrist strap? Here's a concept from Korean designer Jeabyun Yeon to demonstrate - dubbed the Limbo - I can easily imagine Samsung making something like this and calling it the Samsung Gear Flex or somewhat similar.

However, it's hard to imagine Samsung's portfolio what actually we will get to see in the market.