Samsung mated

#MotoRAZR #SurfaceBookSamsung mated a Moto RAZR and a Surface Book to make this foldable smartphone : Reports earlier this year said that Samsung is developing three distinct flagship devices for next year, including the expected Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 but also a brand new type of handset. Samsung is rumored to finally release a commercial foldable smartphone, a technology Samsung has been teasing for years.

It’s not clear at this time whether Samsung will release three flagship handsets next year. But a patent application discovered in Korea by Dutch tech site GalaxyClub gives us a first look at Samsung’s foldable design.

Project Valley

Project Valley

Dubbed “Project Valley,” the smartphone would somewhat resemble old flip phones, as seen above.

flexible display

flexible display

The phone would feature a flexible rear hinge and a flexible display. These components would let the user seamlessly move from a regular smartphone shape to flip phone mode.

internal components

internal components

The back of the phone would feature an innovative type of hinge that would let you actually bend the rear case. What’s interesting about the patent is that it suggests the hinge could be moved across the length of the phone.