The next device launched from Samsung could be a dual screen foldable smartphone if we analyzed from the patents that were awarded to Samsung until now. All the patents are related to foldable display technology. However, there is no confirmation from the company itself. It is just plainly rumors. On top of that, the rumors also mention that the device will be ready in 2016 although the sources mention that it was in the early stage of development. However, if we take a look at the timeline, a release in 2016 is possible.
The Samsung handset mentioned above goes by the codename of Project Valley. As the name suggest, the ‘V’ in the codename could hinted that it will be a foldable smartphone. However, there is another rumor lately that the project can be cancelled at any time as the technology is not able to support the foldable design yet.
Samsung has already been experimenting on a flexible design since a few years ago. In 2011, the company has showcased the first flexible Youm panel. The effort continues until now, finally, Samsung has launched Galaxy Note Edge last fall which has a single edge at one of the device’s side and the company released Galaxy S6 edge this year which has a dual edge design.
Samsung is not the only technology company which is working on foldable smartphone. Apart from Samsung, LG is reported to be working on a foldable smartphone in 2016 too. In 2014, LG had demonstrated a 5.9-inch smartphone display which can hold up to 100,000 bends without compromising the display quality.