Samsung will test a dual screen pliable smartphone

- Adrian Ungureanu

The South Korean tech giant is expected to test its dual-screen smartphone prototype soon, possibly a preliminary version of its upcoming foldable smartphone, dubbed Galaxy X, the name which is thought to be used on Samsung’s first smartphone with foldable display.

The prototype that can be folded open 180 degrees reportedly features a pair of organic light-emitting diode display panels that are connected with a hinge in the middle. Sources said the Korean tech giant has already placed orders for components to produce about 2,000-3,000 units of the dual-screen phone in the first half of this year.

“Samsung seems to be testing the waters with the dual-screen device to gather ideas about its upcoming foldable phone”, an industry source said on condition of anonymity.

Samsung and its display-making arm Samsung Display have been speeding up related research and development work to roll out a limited batch of Galaxy X in the latter half of this year. Sources said the company is still testing the waters for the phone’s mass-market launch.