Since 2012, Samsung has been revealing the possibility of folding mobile phones, which had been widely touted its YOUM folding OLED display technology. However, despite advances in the field of display, Samsung has never been able to integrate all parts and develop a truly available foldable smartphone or tablet computer.
Rumors about Samsung's folding smartphones are recurring. But scandals such as executives' imprisonment and "Bomb gates" have distracted them, giving Lenovo and other manufacturers a chance to take the lead.
But it's all over. With the success of Galaxy, S8, and Galaxy Note8, they now seem to have more time to devote themselves to experimental activities. In fact, after the release of Galaxy Note8, Samsung mobile phone department high Dongzhen said, folding mobile phone will be unveiled next year.
Through the South Korean government agencies certification, from the realization of this goal is a step closer. However, this certification document does not provide information about the shape of the foldable handset. As for whether the phone will be launched before the end of 2018, it is difficult to judge.
Samsung has submitted a number of patents can be used for folding mobile phone, a mobile phone is long with a slight curvature in the middle, there is a mobile phone can be folded into the tablet computer, which is very similar to the prototype and lenovo.[viaSamMobile]