Rumor: Samsung GT-B9150 (Galaxy Q) with foldable display to be announced at MWC

February 4, 2013
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As a tech blogger, it’s easy to get disillusioned about what is actually marvelous technology. 5-inch displays with 1080p resolution, quad-core processors, and 2GB of RAM in a mobile device seem “normal,” even though it’s quite amazing when you think about how far mobile hardware tech has come over the past few years.

After what feels like a long time, I’m finally excited about two great advances: Google Glasses and mobile devices with flexible devices. While the former is still in the early stages of development, the latter could be a reality as early as this month! That is, if rumors of Samsung showcasing the Samsung Galaxy Q (GT-B9150) at this year’s MWC are to be believed.

Granted, it’s not the flexible display tech as seen on some Sci-Fi shows that I was hoping for, but it’s a step in the right direction. The Samsung GT-B9150, supposedly called the Galaxy Q, will feature a dual Super AMOLED HD display which is foldable. Other rumored specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Q include:

  • dual Super AMOLED HD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 1.7 Ghz dual-core Exynos 5250 processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 8MP rear camera, 2MP front camera
  • 3,500 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean OS

Samsung has been showing off its flexible display technology for the past few years now, but mass production costs and other issues have come in the way of this tech being available to the general population. I have my fingers crossed that these rumors are true and that we’ll finally get our hands on a publicly-available bendable display Android smartphone.

That being said, take these rumors with a grain of salt, since we’ve been here before. Around the same time last year, we saw rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S3 featuring a flexible display, and every time Samsung showcases its display tech, rumors of flexible display smartphone come to the forefront.

What are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to owning a smartphone with a flexible display? Do you think the rumors are true? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Comments

  • Benedict Chong

    Sorry to say that it is innovative but not practical as the Koreans are always lack of the refinement compared to the Japanese, products may have the WOW factor but it will not last long.

    • NeveJVab

      Yeah and no one cares because Japanese brands are now shadows of their former selves, relics long past their sell by date and dusted into irrelevance. Makes you wonder why Sony isn’t the top Android dog.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jumbo3220 Sanjaya Kanishka

    why it’s called as Dual Super AMOLED ? just coz it’s foldable? :/

    • MasterMuffin

      Because the screen is basically in two parts because you can fold it from one spot only?

  • Filip Justin

    Nice, now gimme the device..

  • Ivan Myring

    Not gonna happen

  • http://www.basatne.com/ Basatne Electronics

    This is neat technology but why would anyone want a bendable smartphone?