Samsung Wants To Be First With Flexible Displays

In a world where less is more, folding displays may be closer to realisation that some of us think. Most of the big players in the tech space – Microsoft, Apple, Samsung and Sony – have put in Internet Property filings for patents that utilise the technology, but now one company has said it is almost ready to launch the technology sooner rather than later.

 

In a world where less is more, folding displays may be closer to realisation that some of us think. Most of the big players in the tech space – Microsoft, Apple, Samsung and Sony – have put in Internet Property filings for patents that utilise the technology, but now one company has said it is almost ready to launch the technology sooner rather than later.

 

Samsung vice-chairman and CEO, Kwon Oh-hyeon, said at the company’s 2nd Analyst Day conference held in Seoul at the beginning of the week that it would introduce a foldable display by 2015. Apparently the company has had such a product in development for some time, but the ‘foldable’ aspect of the display has been the sticking point in getting it to market.

 

While folding displays on things such as tablets and similar devices would no doubt have their uses – especially for people on the move – actually getting a working model up and running is another thing altogether. Many tech companies have mooted the idea, and even produced prototypes. However, Samsung is hoping to be first to market, therefore being seen as the leader and innovator in what could be a lucrative market.

 

According to Korea IT News Samsung executives are claimed to have made other bold pronouncements during the conference including entering a bidding war for an undisclosed US company; being more proactive in taking on both Google and Apple to be the most innovative tech company on the planet; and has said that the home appliance market is the next big area of consumer electronic growth.

 

One of its most bolder predictions is not only to keep its number one spot in the smartphone market, but to also overtake Apple as the leading tablet brand on the planet, with the company’s president of the IT and Module Division, Shin Jong-gyun claiming sales of its Galaxy Note and Tab products will exceed the 40 million barrier for 2013.

 

With Samsung laying down the gauntlet, expect others to take up the challenge as the next 24 months will see consumer electronic giants battle to be number one in the consumer electronics space.
 

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