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Can you imagine just rolling up your phone and shoving it in your pocket? The rigid smartphones of today would seem incredibly outdated compared to technology like that. Well, the future might be so far, since it looks like Samsung might introduce a smartphone dubbed the Galaxy Q in 2013 with a flexible AMOLED display.
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Imagine what Samsung could do to Apple's smartphone dominance with a handset that people would be able to bend. The mere folding factor would be enough to convince millions of consumers that Apple's iPhone is no longer the most hip phone around. A 7-inch display that can fit in your pocket? Sign me up.
Samsung hasn't offered any official comments on the so-called 'Galaxy Q,' so what we know about the Galaxy Q come from rumors and leak, including a report from TechJailBreak.
The Galaxy Q, or model GT-B9150, should be sporting a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED display that can be bent and folded around as pleased. If it's the same technology Samsung showed off before, then it should be able to be bent 100,000 times before experiencing a 6 percent decrease in screen brightness - one that's apparently too faint for the human eye to notice.
The Galaxy Q should also come with Samsung's powerful new Exynos 5250 processor and 2GB of RAM. On top of that, the Galaxy Q should have an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The phone should also sport a beefy 3500mAh battery.
Seeing as how Samsung's latest offerings will be running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, the Galaxy Q should at least have Jelly Bean out of the box. However, seeing as how Google will be releasing Android 4.2 in the coming days, the Galaxy Q will most likely launch with the latest Android system at the time of release.
Does a bendable Samsung smartphone have you excited? Or do you think this is merely a gimmick with no real consumer value?