Samsung’s First Foldable Phone Arriving in January?
Earlier this year, Samsung announced that it was developing a foldable phone; however, it didn’t reveal when we should expect to have a fully-functional device. Now, it seems that its first foldable phone is about to become a reality.
A report has emerged online which claims that Samsung will debut such a device as early as January next year. According to a popular leakster on Weibo, Samsung’s bendable display endeavor, dubbed Project V (for Valley), is set to be tested for January release.
Report claims that the foldable smartphone is currently being run through its paces with both Snapdragon 620 and 820. Though it’s not clear if that’s for two separate versions of the phone or they’re just trying to find the most suitable chipset.
Other features include 3 GB of RAM, microSD card slot, and a non-removable battery. As for the display, the phone will likely come with OLED screen since there are no bendable LCDs available.
The design of Samsung’s foldable Project V smartphone is still a mystery, but researchers believe it would be just like a flip phone with one continuous screen that covers the insides of both halves. The manufacturer will use a metal mesh touch layer in the display itself, instead of an indium tin oxide (ITO) film, which deteriorates when bent.
If Project Valley actually gets ready by January next year, then we’ll hopefully see the tech unveiled at the MWC at the end of February.