Samsung Rumoured To Release Phone With Foldable Screen


For so long, we’ve been used to staring at smartphones that all look fairly similar: rectangular-shaped with one screen only.  But what if some variation of the flip-phone were to return to the marketplace and become popular once again?

SamMobile, a blog that is known to release information ahead of the launch of Samsung products, is reporting that the company will be releasing a new smartphone shortly. But this product isn’t typical of others currently on the market — the smartphone would come with a retro twist reminiscent of old flip phones, and feature a foldable display screen.  This means that  your phone could resemble a miniature closed book, rather than the open-face screen that’s currently popular.

Right now, there aren’t many details publicly circulating about this new product. According to a source with knowledge of the situation, it won’t be long before this phone becomes available — customers might only need to wait until this coming January to get their hands on one. Insiders know that Samsung would release two different models with 3GB of RAM,  a microSD card slot and a non-removable battery. However, the processor could potentially be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 and an 820 chip.

The phone — which won’t be the Galaxy S7 — might only be available in South Korea as well. If so, Samsung would be repeating what they did with their Galaxy Round. The Galaxy Round, which had a curved display, was also only available in South Korea as well — before the Galaxy S6 Edge and S6 Edge+ came out everywhere with their dual-curved display.

Samsung had previously displayed foldable prototypes at 2008’s Society for Information Display (SID). They’ve also shown a video that features a phone opening up into a tablet.

With Apple’s iPhones dominating phone sales and pushing competitors aside, it remains to be seen if a phone with a folding display case will bring Samsung some much-needed success in an already crowded marketplace.

What are your thoughts on a phone with a foldable screen? Would you use this type of phone instead of the smartphones that are currently available? Sound off in the comments below.

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