Samsung to start manufacturing foldable smartphone this year

Samsung at MWC 2017
After working for foldable displays for years, South Korean giant Samsung will start manufacturing game-changer smartphone that can be folded in the third quarter of 2017.

“Q3 2017 is already marked in some calendars as the time for IFA 2017 in Berlin. Samsung usually introduces the Galaxy Note series, but that does not exclude the possibility of having a foldable smartphone presented to the crowd, or at least tease one for a later date,” GSMArena.com reported on Wednesday.

Last year, Samsung has reportedly filed a patent with the Korean Intellectual Property Office for a smartphone that can be folded in half and is expected to arrive next year.

Called the Galaxy X, the front of the smartphone will sport traditional Samsung home button in between a back button on the right and a menu button on the left, media reports said.

Meanwhile, US tech giant Apple has hired Jonathan Zdziarski, an expert on Apple and iOS security and forensics, for Security Engineering and Architecture.

“I am pleased to announce that I have accepted a position with Apple’s Security Engineering and Architecture team, and am very excited to be working with a group of like minded individuals so passionate about protecting the security and privacy of others,” Zdziarski said in a blog post.

Zdziarski provided technical expertise during Apple’s conflict with FBI last year following the San Bernardino shooting when the agency wanted help breaking into a suspect’s iPhone.

Zdziarski also made headlines with claims that Apple had a backdoor into iOS, offering commentary and perspective with prominent security stories, and discovering security flaws in popular apps, tech website 9to5mac.com reported on Wednesday.

“This decision marks the conclusion of what I feel has been a matter of conscience for me over time. Privacy is sacred; our digital lives can reveal so much about us — our interests, our deepest thoughts, and even who we love,” Zdziarski added.