Smartphones featuring a folding design, with a screen on each halve of the device, is not entirely a new concept. We have seen the Kyocera Echo, a dual display foldable smartphone with two 3.5 inch screens and then there was Sony’s Tablet P, a mini tablet. Both of these devices had one thing in common. They were bulky, understandable thick and the dual displays were not seamlessly joined due to the hinge in the middle. Rumors now suggest that Samsung is ready to showcase the production version of the Galaxy Q at the upcoming 2013 Mobile World Congress.
Samsung Galaxy Q has shown its face to the world before more than once but in concept form, the first time being way back in 2008. From what Samsung has shown in the past it is clear that Galaxy Q might become the first production smartphone to feature a dual screen foldable display with a continuous screen. Of course, Samsung has been upgrading the hardware inside the Galaxy Q as the years have progressed to keep up to times.
GL benchmark results which appeared this week have shed some light about apparent specifications of the Galaxy Q. As posted by Mobile Geeks, the will be powered by Samsung’s Exynos 5250 dual core System on Chip, clocked at 1.7 Ghz and 2GB of RAM. The device is also said to feature an 8 MP primary camera and a 2 MP front webcam. The device will have a 3500mAh battery and run on Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1. Finally, earlier models of the Galaxy Q were shown to have dual 720p AMOLED displays, however, Samsung seems to have upgraded them with dual Super AMOLED full HD (1920 x 1080) displays.
Samsung has already revolutionized the ‘phablet’ marked with its Galaxy Note smartphone and has proved there is a market for an out of the box product if done properly. Will it be able to repeat its performance and start a successful market for foldable, dual display smartphones? We are looking forward to have our question answered later this month at the MWC.