Samsung, the South Korean tech giant, has been adept in bringing out devices with innovative features. The last such example was early this year when it launched the world’s first smartphone with dual-edged curved display, Galaxy S6 Edge. Now, there are reliable reports from China of Samsung revealing another rabbit from its hat – a foldable smartphone - early next year. The sources claim that the project, code-named ‘Project Valley’ has been in hand for the last two years, and that the foldable smartphone is in the testing stage.
The concept of a smartphone with a large screen that could be folded to fit in a pocket was mooted by Samsung quite some time back. The device with a wallet-like design will fold in two, like a book and can be easily slipped into the user’s pocket. The Chinese website Weibo says that this foldable smartphone will be launched most probably in January 2016 to match with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas scheduled in the beginning of the year. The rumours are that the phone is being tested for release in two versions – with Snapdragon 620 and Snapdragon 820 processors. It is understood that Samsung is heavily invested in the latter processor which the company intends to use in its flagship smartphones.
While very little is known about the device at the moment, it is understood, it would be equipped with 3 GB RAM, expandable storage through MicroSD card slot, embedded battery and Bluetooth (version 4.1). The distinguishing feature would however be its foldability – the screen will perhaps sit on top of a textile-like material. Let’s wait till the formal announcement for its formal launch is made before a detailed review of the device can be attempted.
Compiler : Syed Zafar Ahmad
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Bio: A freelancer with a flair for experimenting with innovative technology and electronic gadgets that could enrich the life of a modern common man, and a consultant in issues touching every-day life of a computer suave professional.
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