Samsung has already started Galaxy S7 development

Samsung logoSamsung has just rolled out the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge this month, but the company is not taking a break after the grand launch.

On the contrary, sources familiar with the matter reveal that Samsung has already started work on the successor of the Galaxy S6 flagship.

We have been hearing rumors that Samsung will be ready to reveal a foldable phone as soon as 2016, and naturally, we assume the Galaxy S7 will be it.

Now, a report coming from the company’s home country claims that Samsung Display was expected to invest into expanding its A3 factory (which focuses on manufacturing flexible panels) as soon as this month. However, due to some internal structure rearrangements, the investments have been postponed.

Samsung has already started Galaxy S7 development

It appears Samsung will be putting a great deal of emphasis on the flexible panels this year, if it manages to overcome some of the production issues it is currently facing.

Flexible OLED panels use polymide (PI) instead of a glass base, which in turn bestows flexibility and resilience. But working with polymide is not an easy task, as the material doesn’t respond well to high temperatures. So that’s why Samsung was looking to invest in the A3 factory, hoping to find ways to increase production of such panels.

But even if things have hit a rough patch, an anonymous source explains that the expanding will happen sooner or later. The reason behind this claim is that Samsung apparently already requested 8 million flexible panels a month from Samsung Display, which will be used in the production of the upcoming flagship.

Earlier today, we showed you a Samsung Galaxy S7 concept which eliminates bezels almost completely. But by the look of things, design innovations related to Samsung’s future flagship won’t have to do only with making bezels invisible but also with implementing flexible displays.

Like Apple, which is rumored to plan on launching not two but three iPhone models later this year, Samsung might also come to MWC 2016 equipped with a Galaxy S7, a Galaxy S7 Edge, and a flexible Galaxy S7.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: Galaxy S7, Samsung, smartphones

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Consumer group recommends iPhone 8 over anniversary model
 
LTE connections wherever you go and instant waking should come to regular PCs, too
 
That fiction is slowly becoming a reality
 
The Snapdragon 845 octa-core SoC includes the Snapdragon X20 LTE modem
 
Human moderators can help make YouTube a safer place for everyone
 
Google says Progressive Web Apps are the future of app-like webpages
 
All 2018 models to sport the 'notch'
 
The biggest exchange in South Korea, where the BTC/KRW pair is at $14,700 now
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (4)