Samsung 5-inch foldable smartphone tablet convertible could be out by next year: Report

Samsung may soon unveil a game-changing device for consumers in 2017. The company is reportedly planning to introduce a 5-inch smartphone, which when folded, can turn in to a 7-inch tablet!


Samsung may soon unveil a game-changing device for consumers in 2017. The company is reportedly planning to introduce a 5-inch smartphone, which when folded, can turn in to a 7-inch tablet!

According to a report by ET News, a prototype of foldable display is finished with development and the company is hoping to mass-produce the device starting from second half of this year. Currently, the device is being referred to as 'smartlet.'

The device can bend a screen in half by using OLED Display and one can simply carry it like a wallet and use it by opening it. "Although mass-production cannot be concluded hastily since Samsung Electronics still has few other major tasks to complete, I’ve heard that Samsung Electronics had made considerable amount of results in the time being," said a representative of an industry that is familiar with development of Samsung Electronics’ foldable smartphone.

A previous report pointed out that Samsung’s foldable phone was expected to debut in January this year. Citing a source from China related to the matter, it was pointed out that the project dubbed ‘Project Valley’ was undergoing testing.

The foldable device was being tested in two configurations – one featuring Snapdragon 620 processor and the other with a Snapdragon 820 chipset. Some other specs include microSd card slot, 3GB RAM and a non-removable battery.


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