Prototype of Cancelled Samsung ‘Project V’ Smartphone With Two Displays Shows Up
It’s no secret that smartphone manufacturers prototype new phone concepts all the time, but many of those prototypes never hit the shelves or even see the light of day. Samsung’s Project V prototype, which was built in early 2015, is one of those phones. Remarkably, the Project V phone used two displays at the same time.
The canceled smartphone is known internally under Project Valley, Project V shortened. Twitter user MMDDJ_ was able to get his hands on one of these rare devices and shared a couple of technical details as well as a number of pictures.
The smartphone uses a design that is quite similar to that of the Galaxy S6, which would make sense since the prototype was built around that time period. The type number of the working phone is G929F, indicating that Samsung was looking into releasing this phone for the European market, even though the phone text of the prototype is written in Chinese.
As you can see in the pictures, the added display does come at the cost of noticeably increased thickness. The phone looks like it has one part where it houses all the internal hardware and two additional parts for the displays. It’s presumed that both screens use an OLED display, similar to that of the Galaxy S6.
It’s definitely interesting to see a working prototype of this Project Valley smartphone, as it’s rumored that Samsung will release a truly foldable smartphone in the not so distant future. In the latter, the screen would be able to fold along entirely, but it’s still not clear if and when this spiritual successor to the Project V will release.