samsung-logoDoes Samsung have the technology to make displays that are bendable/foldable? Yes they do and they have shown this technology off before. To a certain extent, a variant of it has already debuted in devices like the Galaxy Edge series of handsets, but a report from Bloomberg seems to confirm that phone with truly bendable displays are set for a 2017 launch.

According to the report, Samsung is said to be working on at least two smartphones with bendable displays. One of the devices has also reportedly been described as a cosmetic compact in which it would actually be able to fold in half. This isn’t the first time we’ve heard this rumor but it seems that Bloomberg’s report helps lend earlier rumors some credence as it does corroborate some of their claims.

In fact just recently, a Samsung patent revealed a potential design of one of their foldable phones. The other phone has been described to have a 5-inch display, but can apparently roll out to become an 8-inch device. We’re not 100% sure how it works, but it does sound like a cool idea if you don’t like the idea of having to carry around a smartphone and a tablet at the same time.

The handset is rumored to be known as the Galaxy X and are said to debut in 2017, so don’t expect anything too radical from Samsung this year. We’re also not sure if these handsets will replace the Galaxy S flagship, or if they will be another lineup of phones for customers interested in taking new technology out for a spin, but until then do take it with a grain of salt.

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