In the network have been rumors about the development of foldable smartphone Samsung. Most often on the subject began to speak after the registration of the trademark “Galaxy X” in 2017. A number of online leaks suggest that the first foldable smartphone of the South Korean firm may debut this year.
According to the website The Investor, in Seoul are preparing to start testing a prototype smartphone with two screens. And this gadget is expected to be foldable smartphone Galaxy X.
The device in question, is equipped with two 5-inch OLED display, connected by a special hinge and can be folded at an angle of 180°. It is alleged that the South Korean giant has already placed orders for the production of components sufficient to build 2-3 thousand of these smartphones in the first half of 2017. Samsung intends to present their major customers.
Rumors about the development of new products appeared at the end of last year. In particular, the publication ETNews reported that the first folding smartphone Samsung get the design of the two flat screens, combined with a special hinge that will allow him to develop inside. And only after the appearance of this device Samsung will decide to release fully foldable smartphone, which will differ from the first gadget is a monolithic structure with a single flexible OLED screen.
In March, the sources told about the plans of Samsung to release “thousands of prototypes” foldable smartphones in the third quarter, which will be distributed to Samsung partners for testing and assessment of market prospects.
Anyway, it is not clear yet what the outcome of the experiment: before you make a final decision on launching such smartphones in the a series, manufacturer will examine the reaction of users to an unfamiliar device.