Bendy screen-toting tablets could be on the way from Samsung, it has emerged, amid growing evidence that the gadget-maker sees flexible display technology as the future of mobile devices.
Samsung has been experimenting with prototype bendable smartphones for years now and is rumoured to be readying its first market-ready kit to feature the tech for next year.
Evidence that a flexible tablet is also part of Samsung’s product pipeline arrived today when patentbolt discovered patents showing a slate with a seam on the screen, along which the device can be bent.
The feature means that the tablet will stand up without the need for separate stand and could allow the lower portion to be double as a touch keyboard, in the manner of laptops.
According to reports, Samsung has built a working model of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 phablet, but is expected to opt for a more traditional display when the device appears later this year.
Domestic rival LG is also known to be eyeing bendy-screens as it bids to return to its place at the Android top table.
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