Earlier this month we reported that Samsung would be unveiling the Samsung Galaxy Q at this years Mobile World Congress which starts later this month. At the time we thought it would be a simple 5.3 inch phablet, but things are far more interesting than they first appeared.
Fresh rumours suggest that the Samsung Galaxy Q will be a dual-display smartphone that will feature two 5.3 inch touch-screens. Apparently, the two displays will then fold out into one large 10.6 inch display effectively giving you a tablet display with the added portability of a smartphone.
Samsung pioneered the term phablet with the launch of the Galaxy Note, but if these rumours prove correct the Samsung Galaxy Q could be the first true smartphone/tablet hybrid. However, we still have a number of questions about the device that need to be answered.
The most important question we have is whether you'll be able to control the device when the two screens are folded away. We're hopeful that the Galaxy Q will have a third external display, which was the case when Samsung first demoed the technology back in 2008.
Additionally, we are wondering whether each display can act separately enabling true multi-taking. We guess this depends on the phones hardware and the individual resolutions of each display and we'll have to wait until later this month to get specific details.
Previous rumours have given us some indication of the hardware specification of the Galaxy Q. Samsung's device is expected to have a dual-core 1.7 Ghz processor, 2GB of RAM and will come pre-loaded with Android Jelly Bean.
We're pretty excited about the prospect of a folding smartphone which will effectively deliver all the benefits of a tablet , but in a more portable form. Obviously, the Galaxy Q will be significantly thicker than standard smartphones, but we're sure it'll be kept as thin as possible.
As soon as 3G hear any new information about the Samsung Galaxy Q we'll let you know !
By Simon Thomas on 05th February, 2013