As foldable displays come to the verge of becoming a reality, Android has announced it’s support towards this new tech. This was announced at the Android Dev Summit held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Android announced that they will be extending their hand to support foldable displays with their UI. According to the company, as early as Android 1.6, Android and it’s partners have contemplated different screen sizes and densities. They have since worked on several different form factors to power a broad category and new experiences like Android TV, Android Auto, Wear OS and even Android apps on Chromebooks. The introduction of Phablets, which are [...]
Samsung has been in the news for working on a foldable smartphone for a long time now. The alleged Samsung Galaxy X is expected to have a bendable display which means a user has a smartphone and a tablet at the same time. However, as is with every device, the final Galaxy X that will launch to the public will be different from the numerous prototypes that Samsung built on the way to its final product. One such prototype has made its way to the realm of the internet and gives us an insight into Samsung’s process.
A Chinese Twitter user claims that this Samsung device was known by the name of Project V or Project Valley. The rumours of Project Valley came about in [...]
Samsung’s highly-anticipated foldable smartphone has been in the works for quite a while now. The company was first expected to unveil the Galaxy X at CES 2018, however, that seems highly unlikely. There were reports that Samsung showcased a working prototype of the Galaxy X behind closed doors at Mobile World Congress. After spending so much of time and money in the new smartphone, Samsung is hoping to unveil the device in early-2019.
We have known about the Samsung Galaxy X for a while now. A few years ago, Samsung showcased foldable displays at tech conventions. However, only last year did the company start dropping hints at a possible consumer-ready foldable [...]
It looks like we will have to wait for over a year until we can see a Samsung foldable smartphone in all its glory. Samsung Mobile’s President, DJ Koh has conceded that the company won’t be able to launch its first-ever foldable Android phone until 2019.
He revealed that the UX is the biggest obstacle Samsung is facing in commercialisation but assured that Samsung is working aggressively to overcome the problem.
This revelation from the Samsung Mobile boss falls in-line with a previous report that claimed that the Galaxy X (tentatively named) will launch in December of [...]
The Samsung Galaxy X has long been rumoured to be launched in 2018 and before the Galaxy S9 devices. That doesn’t leave a lot of room for the foldable smartphone apart from either CES or MWC. Now, Samsung appears to have dropped a hint at the possible launch of the Samsung Galaxy X during CES in January of 2018.
The Samsung UK Newsroom has this banner to promote that Samsung will be present with its various products at CES, However, the Samsung X CES could be a deliberate decision to hint at the launch of Samsung’s much-awaited foldable smartphone. While this might sound great for enthusiasts, it is worth noting that multiple reports claim that the device will be [...]
As the smartphone industry moves toward a bezel-less era of phones, the fears of a stalemate in terms of design are slowly creeping up. Samsung, however, will soon launch a phone which might be the next big thing in the smartphone industry. The foldable Samsung Galaxy X is expected to be launched early in 2018. While there have been concepts and patent leaks which reveal a futuristic design for the Galaxy X, this new patent of a foldable phone from Samsung might not be an ideal design.
According to the patent, when in an open position, the device looks like someone placed two similarly sized phones next to each other. The frame joining the two displays is made of [...]
Samsung has been the number one smartphone maker in the world for a quite some time now. The smartphone industry has been stagnant in terms of innovation in the past few years. We have seen a surge in new “bezel-less” phones but, they aren’t really bezel-less. But, it appears that Samsung has a few new designs up its sleeves for the coming years.
The Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) has been working on batteries that can be recharged in 12 minutes using graphene. That is five times faster than the existing batteries that support fast charging technology but, they still take about an hour to fully charge.
It is not a news that Samsung is [...]
The Samsung Galaxy X, a foldable smartphone that goes into your pocket as a mid-sized smartphone and when its time to watch a video, it becomes a tablet. The Galaxy X is real and Samsung may have accidentally confirmed that the phone is close to its launch date.
A support page went up on Samsung’s website for an SM-G888N0 handset, which was spotted by Dutch-language site MobielKopen. Samsung’s support document did not offer any insight into what the SM-G888 device is supposed to be, but that model number has been linked with the Galaxy X a few times in the past. According to same website that spotted the page, the SM-G888 already received various certifications from [...]
The Samsung Galaxy X will be the first foldable smartphone from Samsung. A new patent application by Samsung reveals how the company envisions its foldable smartphone to function.
The two screens will function like a physical split screen wherein each will be running its own app with its own app switcher. This will work in both the portrait and landscape modes.
There is another mode in the patent which chronicles a functionality of the foldable phone similar to the Nintendo 3DS. In certain apps and games, both the displays will be showing different aspects of the interface of that particular app.
Samsung has expressed the difficulties of the [...]
There is an increasing interest and intrigue in the soon-to-be-launched Samsung Galaxy X. In early September, after IFA 2017 in Berlin, Dongjin Koh, President of mobile business at Samsung told some reporters at a news conference in South Korea that a foldable smartphone is in the works and the company is aiming for a 2018 release. Ever since that, there have been reports of the Galaxy X receiving certification from South Korea, Samsung’s native country.
A report from the South Korea Herald suggested that the production of the Galaxy X would be on 100,000 orders, making it an extremely limited edition device. If this happens, the Galaxy X would be the most difficult [...]
Innovation in the smartphone industry has seen a dip in the past few years, with near bezel-less displays being one of the few new “big changes” happening. We have seen smartphone manufacturers tinker with displays so far, with Samsung’s flagship devices sporting a curved display, LG’s V series featuring a secondary display and the likes of Vivo sticking a secondary display at the back of the phone. Keeping up with its tradition of innovating in the display department, Samsung showcased a foldable display smartphone back in 2013 and announced its desire to make the phone a commercial product. Now, the smartphone with a foldable display has been certified in [...]
Just one step away from producing it, Samsung Electronics and Samsung Display will collaborate to give the world a foldable smartphone prototype in the third quarter of 2017. Assuming that the prototype is unveiled around the speculated date, the consumer ready devices will only be launched in 2018. However, that will depend on the response the prototype gets from the mass.
While Samsung has been hinting at a foldable smartphone in the offing for years now, there’s no proof of a concrete development. However, after Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s ill-fated demise in the market last year, Samsung is expected to bring forward an innovative design that can make the disaster a [...]