By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi
Last updated : Friday, January 20, 2017 - 20:13
The leak also revealed the model numbers for both the devices as well as the Android system they will run.
As we reported earlier, Samsung is working on two different types of foldable smartphones. However, with the latest leak we now get the alleged name of the upcoming devices as well.
According to a Weibo post, Samsung might name the foldable devices as Galaxy X1 and Galaxy X1 Plus. The leak also revealed the model numbers for both the devices as well as the Android system they will run. According to the post, Galaxy X1 carries a model number SM-X9000, while the Galaxy X1 Plus is codenamed as SM-X9050.
The leak also reveals that Galaxy X1 will run on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, while the Plus model will ship with Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Samsung is expected to launch the foldable smartphones sometime in the third or fourth quarter of 2017, as per a new Weibo post. Other rumours suggest that the foldable phones are tipped to feature a 4K display and there would be various forms of biometric authentication including iris, fingerprint, face and palm detection.
Earlier, a report by ET News said that the dual-screen smartphone will actually be hinged together, meaning that it will open or close similar to a book. It is also reported that the smartphone will come in three different orientations: fold out to move the screens on the front and back, fold in to protect the displays, and laid out flat to use it as a tablet.
The report further adds that the company is planning to produce a small amount of the foldable smartphone and then assess the market response. And according to the feedback, will go further to develop more devices.
The company is reported to launch the foldable smartphone which will have a single flexible OLED screen and will arrive sometime after the dual-screen phone. The flexible smartphone can be considered as the next wave of revolution in the smartphone industry. Although, there is no official word about this development, but it would be interesting to see the upcoming foldable smartphone from Samsung's arsenal.