The South Korean smartphone maker, Samsung is reportedly all set to unveil the first ever bendable tablet at the MWC 2014, in Barcelona. It is likely that device will be featured in a closed-door gathering of a select group of representatives, at a private exhibition.
The tablet, that will be showcased at Mobile World Congress next week, will bend up to an angle of 90-degree, in the middle, said an ET report. Structurally, the lower half of the bendable tablet will have as a keyboard. While the upper half will be the screen, and will show the apps. The design is similar similar to that of a laptop.
It is to be noted that the technology that will be featured at the MWC, will not be available in the market any time soon. It may be till next year only that a saleable version would be launched. At the Samsung Analyst Day conference, last year, the company revealed its roadmap that said it plans to bring bendable displays to the market by 2015 and foldable smartphone displays by 2016-17.
Samsung revealed its first set of professional level tablets at Consumer Electronics Show, last month. These tablets, apparently, have bigger screens than other similar products in the market. They can even run up to four apps at the same time, whereby making their operation similar to the multitasking laptops.
The reported highlight of Samsung’s MWC event is still the launch of its awaited Galaxy S5. The smartphone has a 13.3-cm (5.25-inch) screen with 2K resolution, 16MP rear camera, eight-core processor option, 3GB RAM and Android 4.4 OS. It is also anticipated that Samsung will release the next version of its TouchWiz user interface with this smartphone. The company is also expected to launch the Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch at MWC.
Source: EFY Times