Top manager showed off a rumored smartphone
Samsung is indeed preparing a roll-up display smartphone. A sample of such a smartphone was filmed in the hands of Lee Jae-yong, vice president and de facto head of Samsung Group.
Lee Jae Young visited the company’s R&D center in Seoul on Thursday and held a strategic meeting with executives there. The event attracted media attention as it was Lee Jae Young’s first official visit since the death of his father and the legendary head of Samsung. Lee Kun-hee died on October 25, 2020.
One of the photos was officially provided by Samsung Press Service. In the photo, Lee Jae Young is second from the left, holding an unknown device and talking to the center staff. Such a Samsung device had never been shown to the public before, which also drew public attention to the event.
The smartphone looks thinner than Samsung’s foldable smartphones like the Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. Presumably, the device is a prototype of a smartphone with a flexible screen that can “stretch” and increase the available area up to the size of a tablet or roll up and become more compact.
A similar development was patented by Samsung back in 2019. Also at the January CES 2020, the company organized a closed demonstration of such a smartphone. According to preliminary data, the device can transform from a 6-inch smartphone to an 8-inch tablet.