So the iPhone 6 was the first technically bendable phone, but its bendable feature only worked by breaking everything else about it.

Samsung has stepped into the ring to solve this problem. Next year, the company is expected to release a bendable phone—if a new patent filing is any indication. Not only will the bend mean easier stowing in pockets and bags; it could also accomodate the user’s face in a more comfortable fashion. Samsung also rolled out their concept for a rollable phone last year, with even more applications for easier storage.

Bendable phones mean bendable inner-electronics, which is an exciting reality for just about every technological field. As electronics become more flexible, their uses gradually increase. Flexiblility would have versatile applications for solar, medical and consumer electronics. So thanks, Samsung, for giving a little bit of hope for a cooler future.