Since 2014, Samsung has been trying really hard to revolutionize the design concept of its Galaxy smartphones, especially with the ‘edge' concept - the curved screen phones!
This curve on the screen was first seen in a variant of the Galaxy Note 4 and was demonstrated at the IFA conference in Berlin during 2014.
Following that, the edge was seen in one of the variants of the flagship Galaxy S6 as the Galaxy S6 Edge and now Galaxy S6 Edge+.
Furthermore, reports have been in for a long time now that Samsung is hoping to trump the ‘edge' next year with a ‘fold'!
The South Korean smartphone manufacturer is reportedly in talks to innovate the Galaxy series with the introduction of a folding smartphone very soon.
Samsung has already showed off its flexible display technology at Las Vegas tech show - Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2013 and now looks like the concept will turn into a reality in the coming months.
But the big question over here is, will the folding smartphone be like the edge concept - just a gimmick and a small addition to the basic smartphone design?
Or it will be an ‘out-of-box' revolution which in speed up the financial performance of the company. To analyze the same, we need to take a look at the 10 little known facts and features about the upcoming Samsung foldable smartphone. This might give you some idea as to how the smartphone will perform when it hits the retail and online shelves. Take a look at the slider below.
The Samsung foldable phone is coming in 2 models.
Fact No. 1
Yes, as per the reports, the prototypes are being tested in two various equipped with two different processors and two different screen sizes. While one is said to come with Snapdragon 620 chipset, other one is said to boast a Snapdragon 820 processor.
The foldable smartphone might be called as Samsung Galaxy S7 Flex!
Fact No. 2
Yes, according to the internal sources, the phone is being referred to as Samsung Galaxy S7 Flex.
The codenamed for the Samsung foldable smartphone is Project Valley.
Fact No. 3
Samsung's elusive and top-secret foldable smartphone project is code-named ‘Project Valley' or also Project V.
The folding display will be made of plastic.
Fact No. 4
If reports are to be believed, the Samsung's working prototypes will involve the use of flexible plastic panels over the flexible OLED rather than using glass, which of course makes sense because glass doesn't flex!
The folding display smartphone might come in a clamshell design.
Fact No. 5
Many industry experts have concluded that the practical application of the flexible display is possible only in a traditional flip-phone or clam-shell form factor.
But of course, the phone won't exactly look like a flip phone, rather with a touch display, it might have a large-ish display panel but a smaller size in the pocket when folded.
Samsung foldable smartphone could launch next year!
Fact No. 6
Yes, as per the reports currently swirling in the tech space, the handset is said to get unveiled by January 2016 or will be outed during Barcelona tech show -- Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2016.
Samsung foldable smartphone will come with a 3GB RAM.
Fact No. 7
If rumors are true, this phone is expected to come with 3GB RAM.
Samsung foldable smartphone will have a microSD support.
Fact No. 8
Yes, Samsung is also planning to provide a microSD support on the foldable smartphone.
Samsung foldable smartphone will have a sealed battery compartment.
Fact No. 9
Yes, expect a non-removable sealed battery compartment, as per reports.
Samsung foldable smartphone will boast quite a large display
Fact No. 10
A Samsung concept design video touted that the Samsung foldable phone will come with a screen on the front and a larger screen, or dual screens, inside when unfolded.