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Interior OLED screen folds in half

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A video has appeared online of what’s claimed to be an OLED display able to fold itself in half to become a mobile phone.

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Initially, the phone - which it’s thought was recently seen on a Samsung stand at a display tech trade show in Japan - looks more like a portable media player because of its large - 5in or so – display.

But suddenly the phone automatically folds itself in half, revealing a secondary – yet much smaller – screen on the opposite side. After a few seconds the device then opens itself up again.

When closed, a Samsung emblem can clearly be seen underneath the smaller screen. A menu of icons can be seen on the smaller screen, suggesting the front panel is touch-sensitive. What appear to be the usual call make and break buttons are also built into the unit’s front.

Official technical specifications haven’t been seen yet, so it’s difficult to say whether the bendy device will ever make it to Blighty.

However, the folding talker could be Samsung’s latest innovation following its recent unveiling of a bendable 4in OLED screen, which the firm displayed last month.

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