Over the past years, there have been a lot of rumours about the first completely foldable smartphone, but, until date, we still haven’t seen anything in this direction. However, things could change by the end of 2017, as a rumour from China claims that Samsung will finally make one!
The information came in the form of a Weibo post, saying that a handset known as Samsung Galaxy X will be released in Q3 or Q4 2017 is currently in the works, being internally code named Project Valley.
This presumed smartphone will feature a 4K display and rely on various bio-metric forms, like fingers, face and palm.
Somehow supporting this rumour are a couple of patent applications Samsung has recently filed, regarding a smartphone concept able to bend in half.
Ok, we must admit, the idea itself is more than just interesting and the release of such smartphone could completely revolutionise the smartphone industry. On the other side, right now, we can’t really see the purpose of a foldable Samsung. Yes, it could be useful for those who like to buy very big smartphones and can’t fit them in their pocket with ease. Folding them would solve this. But except saving space, it’s pretty useless.
Of course, the same thing was said when the first smartphones with curved displays were introduced and nowadays, almost every important manufacturer is launching or planning to launch phones with such displays.
Currently, there’s nothing more available about this topic, but we will be back on it as soon as anything new comes up.