News by Micah Bartos on Tuesday October 27, 2015.
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We have heard plenty about Samsung's aspirations to release a smartphone with a fully foldable screen. Starting as Project YOUM, the company was the first to offer curved glass on a handset, then the first to bend a screen (the EDGE handsets) and will now the first to launch a real folding device. That has been the rumor for the last couple of months, and right now it is looking like the real deal.Known as Samsung Project V, the first smartphone in the range is close to being launched and Samsung even know what retailers will be carrying the handset. Coded SM-G929F, the folding device will come to: United Kingdom United Kingdom (Carphone Warehouse) Germany Italy South Korea Nordic countries France Poland United Kingdom / Ireland While the United States is not on that list, or China for that matter, we assume that the V shaped device will be landing in those nations too. There is still no word on an official launch date, but the first half of 2016 seems like a reasonable guess at this stage. Arguably the most interesting thing about Project V is how the handset will look and how exactly the folding technology will work, and where all the hardware will go. It will be a powerful first device too, apparently set to arrive with Qualcomm?s upcoming Snapdragon 820 processor, 3GB of RAM, and other high end specs. Oh yes, expect it to be very expensive.