Samsung’s Project V foldable phone coded as SM-G929F, screen size and launch countries leak
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 27, 2015, 10:12 AM
We already learned that Samsung's Project V (for Valley) is being tested for January release, and now even the countries where it might appear first have leaked out. Apparently, the phone (coded SM-G929F) will hit most of Europe at the beginning, just like the S6 edge+, as well as its home turf of South Korea:
- BTU – United Kingdom
- CPW – United Kingdom (Carphone Warehouse)
- DBT – Germany
- ITV – Italy
- KOR - South Korea
- NEE – Nordic countries
- XEF – France
- XEO – Poland
- XEU – United Kingdom / Ireland
Last we heard about the alleged specs sheet, Samsung was testing the V-shaped phone with a Snapdragon 820 configuration, 3 GB of RAM, microSD card slot, and, naturally, a non-removable battery. So far, the only truly mysterious piece of Samsung's foldable phone puzzle has been the display size. Samsung has had a working prototype of this display for a while now, allowing for thousands of closings and openings without deterioration of the folding area. It's using a metal mesh touch layer in the display itself, and not an indium tin oxide (ITO) film, which would deteriorate when bent.
Back in January last year, around CES time, we learned that Samsung has shown the prototype to select telecom and investor audience, and at the time it was rumored that the panel is 5.7" in size, or about what we have now on the Galaxy S6 edge+, or SM-G928. In fact, the internal coding for the Project V phone is said to be SM-G929, which is not that far off. A recent posting on the import-export database Zauba, though, denotes a Samsung prototype for R&D purposes codenamed SM-G929F, but lists it with a 5.1" display, like on the Galaxy S6 edge.
Thus it's still not clear if the phone will be around the size of the S6 edge+ when stretched out, and the size of the S6 edge when folded, or we are talking about a whole different screen size setup here. In any case, as we mentioned in the beginning, it seems that things are really happening, and we might indeed see a foldable Samsung phone announced around CES time, a full two years after its prototype has allegedly been flaunted at insiders around the expo.
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I love to have a future Galaxy Note that is the size of the current Note phones and unfolds to a Note Tab with S-Pen support. Folds into a phone for portability and unfolds to a tablet for a larger viewing area.
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 10:27 AM 9
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Imagine a 5 inch phone that fold out into a 10 inch tablet. This is going to be a game changer.
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 12:56 PM 3
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Yes that would be awesome. The Samsung Galaxy Note Fold A 5" dual-screen device, that folds out and locks into place with an invisible hinge assembly. The display is a foldable Super AMOLED panel at 1080p when folder, but 1440p when laid flat with a 19:10 aspect ratio. A speaker on each side, dual SIM, microSD, (4) mics, 3.5MM headphone jack, USB-Type C connector with fast charging. Everything else taken from the Note, but with updated specs. Drop in the latest 5/16MP 1.9 aperture cameras and its a sell queen. I would buy such in a heartbeat. Houston, AMEX is standing by...!
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 2:12 PM 0
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The true innovator. Not buying someone else's technology and shoving into your phone. Actually making your own technology, and shoving it in your phone. I can't wait to see what it looks like. Hopefully the price wont be more than the Note at 699/799, because it could be a flop due too pricing. if its really awesomely done, and has the right price and offers some very nice software muscle to really make it worth it, I can see it selling as much as 10M in its first year. Even if it doesn't, it will pave the way for the future as the Chinese knockoffs will appear too.
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 2:04 PM 0
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"Hopefully the price wont be more than the Note at 699/799, because it could be a flop due too pricing" You know Apple's $1k pricing of it's iPhones, huh? Yet they sell like hot cakes!! So why should this SM-G929F be maxed at 799?? or is it only Apple who is allowed to price as such? This is an all-new tech here!! *cough*
posted on Oct 27, 2015, 2:47 PM 1
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