As some of you might recall, back in March, a Samsung Display official was quoted saying that “the commercialization of foldable smartphones will be possible in 2016”. A couple of months or so later, the guys over at SamMobile revealed that Samsung is working on a new prototype codenamed “Project Valley” or “Project V”, with a unique design and a foldable dual screen. […]
According to a leakster with in-depth knowledge regarding Samsung’s plans and the industry, in general, Samsung might unveil the fabled Project Valley foldable smartphone next January. The handset is allegedly undergoing testing […].
There’s a saying in the military: “early reports are often wrong”. 10x if you don’t know the source. But, it’s interesting to monitor the chatter on this. If Samsung does unveil a device, it could range from a demo (to show off Samsung Display’s latest capability) to a high-tier product. Generally, as the mobile industry looks to advance smartphones beyond glass rectangles, this looks to be one of the most promising directions. It if works well, at a reasonable price, it helps alleviate the standing tension between display size and pocket-ability. And it makes a broader range of proportions and products possible. Apple has shown some interest, too.