Could this be how Samsung’s upcoming foldable display smartphone will work?

A smartphone with a foldable display is the next interesting thing on Samsung’s roadmap, and as we exclusively revealed earlier this year, the Korean company is currently working on Project Valley. Project Valley, according to our insiders, is a smartphone that has two displays and could even be foldable; we heard yesterday that Samsung’s first foldable phone could launch in January next year, and the folks over at Patently Mobile have now come across a patent that possibly shows the folding mechanism on the Project Valley device will work.

According to the patent’s illustrations, Samsung has developed a new “hinge system” for implementing a foldable display. It’s a rather basic approach that would see a display placed on a mesh-like material with the hinge then allowing the user to fold the display, making a “valley” in the process of closing or opening it. Provided this patent is related to the Project Valley device, it seems like it would simply feature a single foldable display instead of one that is divided into two sections.

This foldable device is purportedly undergoing testing with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 CPU, with specs that include 3GB of RAM and a microSD slot. We should point out that despite the onslaught of leaks regarding Project Valley recently, nothing is a finality at this point, and we could see things change leading up to Project Valley’s official release. Samsung probably won’t scrap the entire project, but until we see an actual device, everything should be taken with a pinch of salt.

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stocaxxo
9 months 13 days ago

startac is back :)

kronicle
6 months 26 days ago

Startac was one of most favorite phones of all time. The infamous and most satisfying click when you closed it. Wow….. nothing said Moto like that phone did and it reeked of affluently welded power. I was in Real Estate Sales and using a Moto Startac instantly said you meant business like no other phone available at the time!!! …….Blackberry what??? ….ahhh that was for amateurs, who couldn’t afford the first ever Flip Phone at $1000 back then!!! lol…. :D

No doubt….. this Flip Phab (Phone + Tab) isn’t going to be exactly cheap either. But everybody in Hollywood and on Wall Street will buy one to show off!!! xD

MrDannyD
9 months 13 days ago

My first thought was of upgrading my note 4 to the fold als long as it has an s pen.

kronicle
6 months 26 days ago

There are already prototypes for such a phone. Click it and it goes out full length upon pulling it out of it’s slot. It may have just been an artist rendering, but no doubt Samsung is working on a solution to make it possible. I now have Note 5 with it’s very satisfying and addictive Click S-Pen. Although I used to use S-pen to a degree…. now it’s like everytime is a special occasion! :D

The look on people’s faces when you pull it out and click it…. is amazing and I’ve never gotten that kind of response with my older Notes! ……so hope they make it Clickable and addictive to use on this Foldable phone too!!!

shaazzaarr101
9 months 13 days ago

How can you fit that in your pocket?

Millenium3
9 months 13 days ago

I guess just like your wallet… you fold it

ProdByEchelon
9 months 14 days ago

This would be awesome if it came with an S-Pen

n900mixalot
9 months 14 days ago

You read my mind!!!

 
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