Samsung Rumors from Bloomberg: Note 7 Confirmed & Bendable Phones Next Year

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    It looks like a couple of rumors we have reported previously about Samsung might be closer to a "confirmation." At least, we now have some third party confirmation from one of the more reputable news sources. Bloomberg just reported three fascinating things about Samsung's plans over the next year and half.

    First, the editors at Bloomberg are getting behind the idea that Samsung will skip a generation name for their popular Galaxy Note series. They claim their sources confirmed that the next version of the Galaxy Note will indeed be the Note 7 instead of the Note 6.

    The second bit of intel Bloomberg reported is that Samsung will indeed offer up the first bendable smartphone next year. Supposedly, Samsung has perfected their flexible OLED tech enough to offer up a smartphone that will be foldable in a similar manner to a cosmetic compact.

    Finally, the cosmetic compact smartphone will not be the only bendable phone Samsung brings to market in 2017. The report indicates a second Samsung model will include a 5-inch screen when it is being used as a normal handset, but it will unfurl into an 8 inch tablet display.

    Two of these rumors are simply reiterations of reports we shared previously at the links provided below:
    Although the name change for the Note 6 to Note 7 is obviously not that big of a deal, foldable smartphones in 2017 could be. Here's a quote from Lee Seung Woo, an analyst at IBK Securities Co, “This product could be a game-changer if Samsung successfully comes up with a user interface suitable for bendable screens. Next year is a probable scenario. Their biggest obstacle was related to making transparent plastics and making them durable, which seems resolved by now.”

    What do you folks think? Could Samsung really shake up the industry with the first big innovation in touch-screen tech in years?

    Here's our dedicated section for the Samsung Galaxy Note 6/7 for further discussion: Samsung Galaxy Note 6/7
     
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    Here's a video demo of a flexible smartphone concept from Samsung:

     
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    I am just ready for the official specs of the Note 7 to finally leak with certainty.
     
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    Personally i think the Note should be tge new Beast on the Market so if it is anything less it will be a disappointment. Latest and Greatest Snapdragon, 6GB Ram, MicroSD, Large Battery, Waterproof. I would like to see an Edge Version. I see this then i will have my next phone otherwise i may go to a Moto Z especially if they are going to a Shatterproof Screen.
     
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    Very happy about the note renaming, that always confused me.
     
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    Can't wait for the phone either..
     
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    Another attempt to clone Apple. IPhone 7? Will they call the next Note the Note 7S and say S stands for Samsung?

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    This was exactly what I suggested could be a true revolutionary product, and the 5" portrait to 8" landscape layout is only natural. Let's see this.

    I'm thinking the fold open phone could either be a huge failure due up being cumbersome, or it could be a great revival of flip phone technology.

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