Is a ‘smartlet’ on the way?

Bendable and foldable phone in the wings.

Reports are coming out of South Korea that Samsung may release a foldable smartphone in 2017 that morphs from a 5-inch phone to 7-inch tablet.

 

Samsung may have a bendable phone in the market as early as 2017.

Samsung may have a bendable phone in the market as early as 2017.

Korea’s ETNews site claims that Samsung has been developing such a foldable smartphone for three years. This upcoming device would fold out in much the same way as you fold out a wallet. The device has been referred to as a “smartlet.”

Samsung hasn’t confirmed the report, however the company’s display group has shown off bendable or foldable concept designs and prototypes in the past.

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