Samsung foldable-phone rumors already looking forward to release plans

What’s going to be the next big advancement that comes along to really push smartphone design in a new direction? Arguably the last tech that really started changing the way phones looked was the arrival of commercially viable curved displays, allowing for the creation of handsets like the Galaxy S6 Edge or the G Flex 2. Now rumors suggest that foldable smartphones could be just over the horizon – are these going to be the next curved phones? Last month we heard some possible hardware details about a foldable Samsung phone reportedly under development as codename Valley. Today we’re checking back in with that model as new claims arrive about Samsung’s launch plans.

We were already told that Valley might be ready for launch as soon as January, but just what could we expect from that debut? Would the phone see a tiny test release, constrained to be a “special edition” phone like the Galaxy Round, which lacked broader distribution?

Not so, based on this rumor, which claims that Samsung appears to be planning to release Valley in markets including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and other European nations, in addition to Samsung’s own South Korea. There’s no US there, granted, but that still sounds like pretty substantial release plans.

We also pick up a model, with Valley rumored to be Samsung’s SM-G929F. While it’s no certainty, the proximity there to Galaxy S6-series model numbers may suggest that we’re looking at a handset with substantial similarities – whether in terms of silicon or design – to Samsung’s flagship phones.

Source: SamMobile

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