The latest trend in the world of technology is undoubtedly foldable phones. And among the ones that have managed to grasp the most attention yet is Samsung Galaxy Fold, that was launched by the company at its Samsung Unpacked event on February 20.
Maybe it was the good response that Samsung Galaxy Fold got because of which the South Korean technology giant has reportedly sent some samples of its foldable display to Apple as well as Google.
According to a report in AppleInsider that quotes South Korea’s ET News, “The samples reportedly measure 7.2 inches, just 0.1 inches smaller than the main panel on the Samsung Galaxy Fold.”
We should mention that since Apple has used OLED display panels from Samsung in its iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max devices, the company may also use foldable displays from the South Korean technology company in its upcoming foldable iPhone.
Furthermore, the report also added, “Samsung is currently able to produce about 2.4 million foldable displays per year, it’s contemplating ramping up to 10 million.”
It is worth noticing that Apple has been interested in foldable OLED displays for a few years now and this has been seen in some related patent applications. With Samsung Galaxy fold getting unveiled, the pressure on Apple to deliver a foldable device has obviously gone up.
However, if you are an Apple fan, you should know that the Cupertino-based technology giant does not have any plans of launching a foldable iPhone this year. Various reports have suggested that the company will be launching a foldable iPhone as well as a 5G smartphone next year.
We should mention that a few days back, some renders of Apple foldable iPhone had surfaced online, and they showed that unlike most other companies that are opting for a tablet-sized device that can be turned in to a phone by folding, the Cupertino-based technology company would go for a normal-sized handset that would be able to be folded into a palm-sized device.
It is worth noticing that this design will also be seen in Motorola’s Moto Razr (2019) smartphone. So far, we only know of these two smartphones that will be sporting a design that will be different from all the other foldable phones that have or are expected to launch this year.