It's been reported that Samsung started working on a device that folds out into a 7-inch tablet back in August. And they are already gearing up to roll out more than 100,000 of these devices in Q3 2017. Since they already developed a fold-in phone technology, it wouldn't be too big of a challenge for them anymore. Plus, they already released an ad for flexible displays back in 2013.
Apart from Samsung, LG is also said to be rolling out 100,000 foldable devices in Q4. Compared with Samsung, LG has been working on this technology for about two or three years now. But instead of using its technology for its own products, LG is said to be developing this for its clients like Apple and Huawei.
Right now, this is all speculation as nothing has been officially confirmed by the two companies yet. But as the days progress, we should be hearing from both smartphone manufacturers on their plans to release a foldable device this year. The question is, would you be interested in one?