The first practice of flexible display, confirming that a ‘foldable’ phone is possible, was showcased in 2013 by Samsung. Foldable Galaxy X phone missed its rumoured 2017 – Q3 launch.
Now we are getting rumours about a Samsung foldable Smartphone, from the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth authorities and now one from South Korea’s equivalent to the FCC. This certification mentions the familiar model number – SM-G888N0. Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung’s mobile business, said the company is setting its eyes on 2018 to release a Galaxy Smartphone using its bendable screen technology. In filing, the device is listed out as a “radio equipment for global LTE communication,” while it was spotted as a “Smartphone” at the Wi-Fi Alliance
From Samsung’s patent drawings, it seems the company will take the widescreen to an extreme – the whole internal side of the flip phone will be covered in a flexible screen. That would make it much, much wider than the S8’s 18.5:9 screen.