Samsung has been working on a smartphone concept with a foldable screen for many years. In the past, we received "from sources" various internal documents from Samsung showing the design or how the software was going to handle the oversized screen, but now we see for the first time a real prototype of the two-screen "Project Valley" , which was due to be released in 2016. The photo source is a Twitter user from China who photographed the phone from all angles
Looking at the Samsung Project V or the SM-G929F, as listed on Twitter, it's not hard to figure out why the Korean company did not want to launch this model. Apart from the fact that it does not fit very well with the rest of the product range, we are dealing with a very large two-screen smartphone, which is likely to be launched at a very high price.
At first glance, it is not very different from what ZTE brought to the market last year with Axon M, which also benefits from two folding screens, a thick construction and a single camera. Meanwhile, samsung has not given up on the idea of a foldable smartphone, but it focuses on making one with a flexible OLED screen that can transform the phone into a tablet if needed
Of course, this new design implies other hardships in hardware development, as the materials from which smartphones are built have not yet reached a level quite advanced to allow repeated folding without damage. Samsung calls the new "Project Winner" smartphone project and is likely to launch it within the Galaxy Note range, but the launch may still be far ahead, probably in the fall of 2019, if not later.