Updated 05:51 AM EST, Sun, Dec 05, 2021

Samsung Galaxy S7 the World's First Foldable Smartphone? Release Date, Specs & Everything We Know So Far

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While the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge enjoy long purchase lines, rumors aimed at their alleged sequel, the Galaxy S7, continue to pop in the grapevine. Samsung is yet to confirm the reality behind these speculations.

Interestingly, a recent report hints that the Korean tech giant may replace its curved panels, soon, with one that's actually foldable and bendable.

Forget about the infamous "Bendgate," because this one looks to be different and intentional.

The information comes from Business Korea, which took note of a Samsung Display official's remarks. The rep said, "The industry believes that the commercialization of foldable smartphones will be possible in 2016."

The report ties in with another Samsung exec's words, who reportedly said, "The expansion is inevitable because it has been announced that Samsung Electronics have requested of 8 million flexible panels per month for 'Galaxy S7.'"

Shall we take these words as promises? If the company is teasing on the Galaxy S7, then the world might finally meet its first foldable smartphone next year.

As noted by TechnoBuffalo, Samsung and LG are reportedly racing towards the accomplishment of the technology. For the latter, we could be looking at the LG G5, since the LG G4 is expected for announcement soon.

It must be noted, however, that some rumors peg the LG G5's arrival this coming December.

The Galaxy S7 is expected to come with a 5.5-inch, 4K Super AMOLED screen, a 3.0_ GHz octa-core Snapdragon processor, 4 GB of RAM, 30 MP main camera, 7 MP front snapper and "Iris on the Move." Alternatively, an Exynos 16-core big.LITTLE chip is also expected.

And again, whether or not the Galaxy S7 comes as a bendable handset, we still have to figure out.

According to Business Korea, flexible displays are primarily utilized in the mobile industry, but will nevertheless expand among laptops and monitors. An industry official's words had been cited, "When flexible display technology is being used in e-books and laptops, which are substituted for publications, the concept of tiny portable PCs and e-books will be realized in reality."

Flexible displays aside, an HTC design enthusiast has recently turned his attention to the next Galaxy S flagship, Phone Arena cited. According to the outlet, Hasan Kaymak came up with a "unique set of renders," where the Galaxy S7 is seen to sport HTC's "jewelry-grade" quality.

The concept envisions a metal unibody furnished with white and gray patterns, including two front-facing speakers. An alternative all-black version has also been crafted.

What do you want to see in the Galaxy S7? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

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