The report from CNBC claims that the analysts are saying that Apple is working with their Asian partners on such a device which they expect to launch in the next 2 years. According to analyst Wamsi Mohan, “We expect the iPhones this fall to be largely unchanged for the OLED versions although size changes have proved to be a catalyst in the past. Our checks also suggest that Apple is working with suppliers on a foldable phone (that potentially could double up as a tablet) for launch in 2020.”
Like we said, so far Samsung appears to be the only company to have publicly confirmed that they are working on a phone with a foldable display. While it will no doubt be a great way to showcase their display technology, it is unclear if such a device will have any demand. An example would be phones with glasses-free 3D displays which in theory was an interesting idea, but it is clear that it never really quite caught on.
It’s probably best to take this with a grain of salt for now, but what do you guys think? Are smartphones with foldable displays the next big thing?
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