The Galaxy S6 edge is one of this year’s most striking smartphones but it looks like it might be a mere warmup for what Samsung has planned for next year. G for Games directs our attention to a new rumor posted on Weibo that claims Samsung is planning to unveil its first foldable smartphone this January after years of teasing us with foldable display prototypes. According to the rumor, the phone will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM and an SD card slot.
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To be clear, we’ve heard rumors about foldable Samsung phones for years now. However, there’s good reason to think that this time Samsung might really be ready to unleash a foldable smartphone, as earlier this year Sam Mobile reported that the company was working on something called Project Valley that was described as a smartphone with two displays and “possibly foldable.”
Even if Samsung does release a smartphone with a foldable display next year, of course, that doesn’t mean it will be any good. Let’s recall that Samsung’s first device with a flexible display, 2013’s Galaxy Round, was largely a pointless gimmick. It was only two years later that Samsung’s ambitions for flexible displays really panned out with the Galaxy S6 edge, so even if Samsung’s first foldable display phone is a dud, that doesn’t mean the technology will never be useful.