Samsung and Apple are undeniably big competitions to each other which is why it is no longer a shocking news to people if these companies happen to introduce smartphones with similar features. With that said, it wouldn't be exactly a surprise if both Samsung and Apple produce smartphones with flexible displays in the future. Nevertheless, it would still be amusing for everyone to see a smartphone that has a flexible display.
Samsung And Apple Granted Patent For Flexible Display
As per a report from GSM Arena, Samsung has been granted a patent that involves a foldable panel technology. This patent is more detailed in nature but just to summarize, Samsung might be producing a smartphone with a display that doesn't only flexes but can also do so without external force. The company could be making use of a flexible substance to achieve this feature.
Apple on the other hand has also been a subject of news last week for its own patent for a flexible display. As per Phone Arena, the company has been issued a patent for a phone display that can fold in half. According to the report, the patent pertains to a technology wherein when the phone is not being used, it can be folded clamshell-style. There will be a hinge in between the two halves of the display and it will allow back to back and front to front folding.
Flexible Display Smartphones
Right now, there is a good chance that Samsung and Apple will be developing the next generation of high tech devices that use flexible displays. However, this might still be not a thing of 2017. As of now, the only thing heard about the next Samsung and Apple flagships are the omission of their home buttons and the use of an all-glass body. Both of these companies might still need some time to develop the alleged flexible display devices so it's important to hold back your excitement and instead, divert your interest to the alleged all-glass iPhone 8 and Samsung Galaxy S8.