Phone-makers hoping to benefit from smartphone big-hitters’ absence from this month’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) were dealt something of a blow today, amid reports that Samsung could yet debut a ground-breaking, headline-stealing new smartphone at the gadget get-together.
According to Slashgear, the South Korean tech giant will spring a surprise at the show by unveiling a smartphone with two 1080p AMOLED displays that fold together with nary a sign of any division between them.
Dubbed the Galaxy Q, the handset is purportedly also home to a dual-core 1.7GHz Exynos processor, a 3,500 mAh battery, as well as a rear-mounted eight-megapixel camera and a two-megapixel secondary snapper at the front.
Samsung has been touting flexible screen technology since way, way back in 2008 (that’s decades in smartphone years), which is when the video above was filmed.
However, with the technology's appeal to mass-market tech fans currently unproven, it appears that Samsung could introduce it on a niche device rather than a future flagship phone, such as the as-yet-unseen Galaxy S4 or Galaxy Note 3.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Although it seems that neither of these kits are landing at MWC and will instead launch at one-off press events, Samsung’s line-up for the trade show will, however, apparently include the Galaxy Note 8.0.
Set to extend Samsung’s Note brand from phablets to tablets, this is purported to feature an eight-inch screen and offer support for the S-Pen stylus.