LG and Samsung to introduce foldable phones

It's great to see smartphones following their PC brothers in becoming convertible devices.

@LanaJelic
Published Thu, Jan 12 2017 11:29 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

According to an article from the Korea Herald, both Samsung and LG are expected to manufacture devices that can fold between being a phone and a tablet.

LG and Samsung to introduce foldable phones | TweakTown.com

Samsung is expected to make approximately 100,000 of these tablets when they launch in the third quarter of the year and LG is expected to make approximately the same amount.

The reason for such low numbers is likely due to the difficulty of producing these devices and displays capable of folding. Other manufacturers have teased such concepts in the past, such as Lenovo at their Lenovo World Conference last year. However, the report also indicates that their plans are not final yet and we may still have to wait some time until they become real.

LG hasn't been coy about its foldable display technology, and plans to push foldable and even rollable displays and televisions in 2017.

Either way, it's great to see smartphones following their PC brothers in becoming convertible devices. The lines between tablet, smartphone and PC are going to continue to blur even further.

Lana has a passion for technology and science. She spends her time looking for the latest and most interesting technology and science news. Her passion is in gadgets, wearables, and other cool and interesting applications of technology or science. She also spends her free time gaming in MMOs like World of Warcraft. She has prior experience covering technology for publications and breaking news. If she’s not doing either, you might just find her exploring the metaverse in VR. Lana wants to expand TweakTown’s coverage of mobile, wearables and gadgets while also bringing her experience with science and general tech to TweakTown. Her area of coverage is around science, technology, smartphones, wearables, and general neat gadgets. She hopes to one day be able to drive around in her self-driving car while she schedules an appointment for a SpaceX trip to the moon on her smartwatch.

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