We were first introduced to bending smartphones in 2014, with the iPhone 6, but at the time it was a bug rather than a feature, with the issue eventually being terminal to handsets affected.
Technology has moved on since then, however, and now we have a Chinese OEMs which may beat out giants such as Samsung and LG to be first to the market with a smartphone that actually bends on purpose.
Chinese OEM Doogee specializes in innovative, well-designed devices, introducing a bezel-less smartphone with 4 cameras for example, and according to Evan Blass, their next handset will be groundbreaking.
According to the leaked specs, the handset will feature a flexible screen with a 18.5:9 aspect ration, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, and looking at the specs I suspect Doogee expects the handset to put them on the map.
Of course, small OEMs do not have the burden of needing to produce millions of devices and have less to lose when their new product underperforms with poor reliability and durability, so even if Doogee beats Samsung to the market it does not necessarily mean the technology is ready yet.
There are however strong rumours that Samsung is indeed gearing up for the so-called Note X which is expected to be a small-run handset with a folding screen, so next year may very well be when we celebrate rather than complain about our bending phones.
Source: Evan Blass