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Samsung to launch foldable smartphone next year?

According to a report by ETNews, Samsung may start mass producing foldable displays by the end of this year and the smartphone may be available in the market next year.

By Shrey Pacheco | Published 04 Apr 2016 11:36 IST
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  • According to a report by ETNews, Samsung may start mass producing foldable displays by the end of this year and the smartphone may be available in the market next year.

Samsung to launch foldable smartphone next year?

Samsung may launch a foldable smartphone next year. According to a report by Korean website, ETNews, The company may start mass producing foldable displays by the end of this year and the smartphone might be available in the market by 2017. The report also notes that the phone might be a 5-inch smartphone that converts into a 7-inch tablet when opened. 

Back in 2014, it was reported that Samsung had a patent for a smartphone that could be folded completely in half. Last year, it was rumoured that Samsung was planning to unveil a smartphone with a foldable display in January this year. Codenamed Project Valley, the report stated that the Samsung may be testing two separate configurations of the phone, one powered by Snapdragon 620 (later renamed to Snapdragon 652), and another powered by a Snapdragon 820 processor. The devices were also tipped to come with 3GB of RAM, microSD card slot, and a non-removable battery. 

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