Called the Galaxy X or Task Valley, the device (or perhaps several products) was rumored for being launching as early as this 12 months. As that will not occur, rumors now point to an early 2017 launch.
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The brand new patent application, originally filed in April and unearthed by Dutch outlet GalaxyClub (via SamMobile), exhibits a candy bar smartphone having a bendable hinge in the middle that bears a powerful resemblance on the hinge seen on Microsoft's Surface Guide.
We know bendy screens are probable at the moment, and it is not that hard to visualize a style that makes sure nothing at all that cannot bend (like chips) is placed inside the middle, that is virtually what the patent application describes.
Allow me be trustworthy right here: I will not see numerous rewards of this strategy, except perhaps a retro look that sort of reminds us in the flip cellphone. The patent application does have an image of the telephone folded and propped up to allow you watch content material on the vertical aspect when you kind on the horizontal portion, but it doesn't search specifically ergonomic.
The patent application is in Korean; you could download it right here.
Rumors are something, and patent applications are yet another. But neither offers strong evidence that this cellphone exists or will actually be developed. It really is good, nonetheless, to view Samsung taking the plunge into unexplored waters.
And for an concept as to how this might seem in practice, verify out the awkward video of a comparable Samsung notion from 2014, below.