The Project Valley or the Galaxy X is no secret now, especially since rumors have been predicting a release every year for the last few years. Whether or not this is another one of those rumors that doesn't really mean much is something that we will have to wait and find out.
The prototype will not see more than two to three thousand units being manufactured before being released during the first half of the year, according to the report. While that is a remarkably low number for a smartphone to reach public hands, it is quite a high number for a prototype as well. It will possibly be released only to test groups in order to see how the public reacts to the smartphone, before going into mass production with dual-screen devices. The reports of the test or survey will probably determine whether or not most of us will ever see a dual-display touting phone from the Korean giant.
The prototype allegedly has two OLED (Super AMOLED probably) panels that connect with the help of a hinge in-between them. The 180-degree rotation will allow the phone to be carried like a portable smartphone and used like a medium sized tablet. We have heard these things before, so let's just hope it's true this time around.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)
Samsung has so far managed to stay away from the notch by sticking to its tried and tested low-bezel displays but they might actually introduce the infamous notch after all, albeit in a completely different way. Instead of opting for the hated notch on top to accommodate the sensors, mic and cameras, Samsung's future flagship smartphone in 2019 may just sport a side-notch on the Edge display! Cool as the idea may sound, the practicality of it doesn't make too much sense now, but the patent has indeed been filed by Samsung under the name, "Electronic Device Including Bended Display and Image Displaying Method Therethrough."
This could help Samsung eliminate the bezels altogether but even then, the design doesn't seem to be too practical at the moment. May be the patent will be discarded or maybe they will find a better way to implement the technology, but there's no denying that the Vivo Nex is a live example of the fact that a better alternative to the notch does indeed exist for truly bezel-less smartphones.
It has become official news that the latest flagship ARM chips by Qualcomm will be powering a new range of Windows 10 PCs by the end of this year. However, Microsoft themselves may not be the ones to introduce them to the market, as was previously believed.
A new report suggests that Lenovo is also trying to bring forth its own range of SD 835-powered Windows 10 PCs and it may just beat Microsoft to it. However, there is no guarantee either that Microsoft won't be the one to reach the market first with their new series of Surface laptops. From the point of view of the customer though, it's always good to have more options, so we are not exactly complaining!
If you are interested in these upcoming laptops, know that they will be quite affordable as expected. However, the ARM-powered PCs will actually run on a cloud based Windows 10 OS, instead of a local installation like computers powered by Intel or AMD chips.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)