Last month, Samsung won a patent for a foldable smartphone display which let users fold it to reduce the phone's size. The screen can be folded or semi-folded at various curve points depending upon how you want to view it. With such a technology not present in the market, Samsung was expected to launch its first smartphone with a foldable display soon. According to Sammobile, such a foldable phone would arrive in two variants, with one featuring a Snapdragon 620 processor while the other featuring the new Snapdragon 820 chip. Aside from the chips, the phone will arrive with 3GB of RAM, a non-removable battery and a MicroSD card slot.
A new report from The Country Caller now suggests that Samsung may launch two foldable phones in 2017. The report adds that after Samsung lost billion of dollars this year following the Note 7 fiasco and eventual recall, the company is keen to recover the losses by launching foldable phones in limited quantities and corner a portion of the market before competitors can walk in.
Apart from the foldable phone, Samsung is also reportedly set to launch a new flip phone which it will name the Galaxy Folder 2. Galaxy Folder 2 is slated to feature 8GB of storage, 2GB of RAM and a 1.4 GHz processor which puts it in a category of most budget phones in terms of performance. The phone may also feature 5-MP and 2-MP cameras, a 2,000 mAh battery, a MicroSD slot and may run on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS one launched.
Source: The Country Caller