Samsung Teases Foldable Smartphone
Samsung may have a new ace in their hands which could revolutionize the smartphone market. The project which has been hinted for almost two years may not be a rumour after all. The project that Samsung has been working on is called Project Valley, which seems to be a smartphone which can be folded into a more compact form.
Samsung has already experimented with curved edge display with the flagship Galaxy Note and S6 devices. If the new leaks are to be believed, we might see a foldable display as well around January next year. The company seems to have already started the testing phase with two different chipsets-Qualcomm SnapDragon 620 and SnapDragon 820.
Samsung has been aggressively testing the chipsets to feature them in next year’s flagship models.
According to other details, the phone is suppposed to have 3GB of RAM with expandable storage and an embedded battery.
Samsung did make an announcement about its mysterious new device called Galaxy View, teased at the IFA event and expected to be the oft-leaked 18.4 inch tablet certified by Bluetooth SIG with model name SM-T670. It is expected to have a Bluetooth v4.1, other details have not been disclosed.
And while the reported foldable smartphone is not the next-generation Galaxy S7, it is possible, SamMobile said, that Samsung’s future S7 could launch with two variants—a Snapdragon 820 SoC or an Exynos 8890 processor.
There may be some competition in the foldable market, though: Polyera last month introduced the Wove band—a flexible display that can lay flat or wrap around a wrist, like a 1980s slap bracelet. Expected to launch in mid-2016, free developer units will be available to pre-order this month.
LG, meanwhile, announced a rollable 18-inch OLED panel with a high-def 1,200-by-810 resolution in July 2014. The flexible panel can be curled up to a radius of 3 centimetres without affecting its function.