Bend it like Samsung: world's first flexible tablet could debut at Mobile World Congress

Samsung continues its war on flat screens by targeting tablets for the bendy treatment

Samsung is reportedly planning to surprise us all with the world's first flexible tablet at Mobile World Congress.

According to Chinese site ET News' sources, Samsung's bendy tablet can fold up to a 90 degree angle. It's a dramatic transformation in which a flexible screen definitely has to be involved.

Samsung has already more than proven itself the flexible screen department. The Samsung Galaxy Round - the world's first curved smartphone with a flexible display - is already out, and it also presented some impressive flexible displays at CES, along with a (horribly cheesy) video showing off a foldable tablet concept.

The Korean Tech giant was also granted a design patent for a tablet with a flexible display, which came to light last December.

All of the evidence cleary shows that Samsung is more than capable of manufacturing a flexible tablet then, but why would you want one?

More after the break...

As for us, we're going to head into Barcelona with tentative optimism. We've been let down by rumours before, and the heartache of being stood up by a flexible tablet will be too much to bear.

If it does appear though then we'll do out best to wrap our hands around it (or perhaps the other way round), so stay tuned. 

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[ET News, Patent Bolt, via Tech Radar]

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