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    September 15, 2015

    Samsung slates foldable phone for January release

    Earlier this year, we reported on Samsung’s designs to introduce a fully foldable phone into its product lineup by the end of the year – now, new reports have posited that the company is readying it’s “Project Valley” smartphone for an early January 2016 release.

    While the company has already in some senses introduced bendable glass components into its Galaxy product range – notably the Note Edge, S6 Edge and S6 Edge +, the company’s upcoming smartphone will allegedly be completely foldable on either a vertical or horizontal axis.

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    Samsung’s display patents were unearthed earlier this year

    Popular leaker Weibo has revealed that Samsung are presently testing both the Snapdragon 620 and 820 chipsets for the smartphone Рit is presently unclear as to whether Samsung intends to use one processor for one model, or use both in two smartphones; one in the mid-range, the other at the premium end of the price spectrum.

    Either handset will feature 3GBs of RAM, and won’t – unsurprisingly – feature a removable battery. However, the device is purported to feature a MicroSD slot for expandable storage.

    Ultimately, Samsung’s designs for the project remain unclear; the Project Valley device could come to represent a 2-in-1 transformable tablet-cum-smartphone, or merely feature a bendable display as Samsung has created in the past.

    What are your thoughts on Samsung’s Project Valley? Should the company have stopped with the Galaxy S6 Edge’s curved screen, or continue to push (or bend) the envelope? Let us know in the comments below!

     

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