By Jay Jay
In fresh efforts to turn around their business Samsung are trying to capitalise on the chatter that the Galaxy Note Edge has garnered. At a recent event for Samsung investors, Lee-Chang Hoon, VP of Samsung Display’s business strategic team, said "We plan to provide consumers with a product that has a flexible display by the end of the year."
It has been rumoured for some time but is an almost certainty now that the Galaxy S6 will feature a similar plastic OLED which will make it the first foldable/bendable phone in the Galaxy S series.
It is also believed that the Galaxy S6 may come with an all-metal frame to make the phone sturdier and attractive than the Galaxy S5. The recent launch of the Galaxy Alpha signaled Samsung’s entry in the all-metal world dominated by Apple.
Samsung is willing to make a power push to regain its presence in the market amidst several technological breakthroughs achieved by gadget-makers. As Lee-Chand Hoon added, "We will secure production capacity of 30,000 to 40,000 [flexible displays each month] by the end of next year. There will be no company [except Samsung] that has this great production capacity by 2016."
And in what is expected to get them hat tips across the globe, Samsung recently unveiled the EyeCan+, a portable device that will allow those with disabilities to write documents as well as browse the internet by blinking and moving their eyes.
The Device works by wirelessly calibrating itself with the eyes of the user as long as they are sitting a certain distance from the screen. Although Samsung will not be making the device themselves, they will be making the technical know-how available for other companies to take a lead and delivering a certain number of these boxes to charitable organisations.
Back to the Galaxy S6, only time will tell how it is recieved by consumers and whether it signals a turn around for the company.