Samsung has promised to introduce devices with fully folding displays to the general market in 2015.
As part of Samsung’s Analyst Day, the South Korean electronics company has announced it will be bringing folding display devices to the market at some point in the future.
The Samsung Galaxy Round was a testing prototype for the initial screen technology, but the folding displays will feature in future smartphone and tablet devices.
Samsung also hinted that the folding display technology may even find its way into wearable technology devices, like the next-generation of the Samsung Galaxy Gear.
Unfortunately, the Galaxy Gear smartwatch is somewhat flawed and has received rather scathing criticism from the technology communities.
Samsung CEO Kwon Oh Hyun admitted during the same Analyst Day that there is still plenty of “room for improvement” on the Galaxy Gear, which still has limited functionality and connectivity.
The company showed off some folding screens in a video at the CES press show in January 2013, which is included below.
The Samsung Galaxy Round, the first curved display smartphone from the company, was unveiled at the beginning of October complete with a 2.3GHz quad-core processor and 3GB of RAM.
Powered by a 2,800mAh battery, it also has a 13-megapixel rear camera and is lighter than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 at 154g.
The curved concave display is a 5.7-inch Full 1080p HD affair and is surrounded by a “Luxury Brown” casing and rear leather-like back.
Because of its design, the Galaxy Round rocks when laid on a flat surface, but this enables one of the device’s new features – “Round Interaction”.
By tilting the Round towards you in landscape mode on a tablet, you can take a quick peek at basic info like the time, date and any notifications without fully waking the device from sleep.
Unfortunately, the Samsung Galaxy Round will never be arriving in the UK, or any country outside South Korea for that matter.
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