Technology Samsung is reportedly testing a dual-screen smartphone prototype

19:55  12 april  2017
19:55  12 april  2017 Source:   The Verge

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These dual - screen devices aren’t destined for the consumer market, though, and will instead be a test -bed for Samsung to explore the potential of a foldable smartphone . The prototypes will reportedly be constructed from a pair of rigid, 5-inch OLED displays joined by a single hinge

If a new report out of South Korea is to be believed, Samsung is going to test a prototype of its dual - screen smartphone soon. It might be a preliminary version of its much-rumored foldable smartphone .

  Samsung is reportedly testing a dual-screen smartphone prototype © Provided by The Verge According to reports from Korean publications ET News and The Investor, tech giant Samsung will produce a number of prototype dual-screen smartphones this year. The company has already begun production on the device, say the reports, and plans to make between 2,000 and 3,000 units in the first half of 2017.

These dual-screen devices aren’t destined for the consumer market, though, and will instead be a test-bed for Samsung to explore the potential of a foldable smartphone. The prototypes will reportedly be constructed from a pair of rigid, 5-inch OLED displays joined by a single hinge — a design we’ve seen in real consumer devices in the past, like NEC’s Medias W N-05E and the Kyocera Echo.

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However in a report from ET News out of South Korea, it seems that they are leaning more towards the “yes” because apparently Samsung is currently testing out a dual screen smartphone prototype .

Samsung might be quietly prepping to follow up its excellent Galaxy S8 flagship with an even more impressive handset – and it could come with a futuristic dual -display design. The company is reportedly developing a prototype for a smartphone with two displays connected to each other

Samsung has long cherished the idea of making a phone with a completely foldable display, even going so far as to produce a concept ad for the non-existent product. But, bendable displays just aren’t ready for full-time production. They exist only as research and prototype devices. One report recently suggested Samsung was aiming to produce commercialized foldable phones by 2019, and even that might be ambitious.

But Samsung obviously knows the appeal of premium hardware; taking its curved displays from prototype to the company’s signature flourish in a matter of years. But will foldable displays even be useful? Will the benefits make up for the inevitable shortcomings? Testing dual-screen smartphones is probably a good way to find out.

As one industry source told ET News: “Since foldable products draw the most attention in markets recently, it is important to understand demands and ideas regarding new UX through this prototype. This is part of Samsung Electronics’ effort to introduce foldable Smartphones as ultra-premium products.”

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