Samsung is reportedly planning to release two flexible smartphones in 2017

Samsung is planning to release two bendable smartphones early next year, Bloomberg reports.

One of the two devices would look like a cosmetic compact that has an outside screen that unfolds into a full-size smartphone.

The devices could be revealed as early as Mobile World Congress, which takes in Barcelona in February.

Bloomberg says the bendy smartphones are codenamed “Project Valley” inside Samsung.

Flexible smartphone screens have existed for a while but haven’t yet been used in a mainstream device.

LG previewed its flexible screens at CES in January. But the company didn’t say when the screens would be used, referring to them only as a prototype.

NOW WATCH: Researchers built a robot hand that mimics human dexterity and learns on its own

NOW WATCH: Tech Insider videos

Want to read a more in-depth view on the trends influencing Australian business and the global economy? BI / Research is designed to help executives and industry leaders understand the major challenges and opportunities for industry, technology, strategy and the economy in the future. Sign up for free at

Tagged In

sai-us samsung uk