Samsung has been teasing the foldable phone concept for a while (it first revealed a foldable prototype called Youm as far back as 2013) - and it’s not the only one, with Apple and LG also rumoured to be finalising foldable phones.
‘People familiar with the matter’ have told the Journal Samsung plans to introduce a foldable-screen smartphone ‘early next year’ - so we may yet see it at MWC.
The handset has been codenamed 'winner' – a good omen, perhaps? – although, as per previous reports, it’ll more likely be called ‘Galaxy X’ on release.
The prototype supposedly has a 7in screen and can fold in half ‘like a wallet’. When folded, the device will also have a smaller visible front display, with cameras on the back. Patents have previously suggested it could be closer to the size of a tablet than a phone, which the reported screen size does nothing to counter.
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