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Oct 10, 2017
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The era of flip phones is long over, but Samsung is apparently attempting to revive the trend by integrating a more modern take to one of its future smartphone models.

Through the years, it’s been widely reported that the South Korean conglomerate has been developing the Galaxy X, their first-ever smartphone that boasts the ambitious folding feature.

Here’s a sample 3D concept:

The Galaxy X is also rumored to be Samsung’s shot at creating a third phone for their flagship rotation cycle, which currently includes the Galaxy S and Note lines. There aren’t exactly a lot of details to go by, but here’s what we know about the phone so far:

Design and functionality

The Samsung Galaxy X’s main draw will obviously be its flexible screen, a foldable feature which allows users to freely switch between phone and tablet mode. This means users can enjoy the best of both worlds, like making calls using phone mode and watching content on a larger screen with tablet mode. Aside from this, Samsung is also rumored to be considering incorporating wearable tech to the folding feature.

It’s going to be a limited edition

It looks like Samsung will first test the waters with their risky Galaxy X gamble as they are rumored to initially release it as a limited edition product with only 100,000 units to be sold in Poland, US, UK and South Korea.

Specs

The technical specifications of the Galaxy X remain shrouded in mystery, but the foldable phone is rumored to sport a 5-inch mobile screen that converts into a 7-inch tablet display with 4K resolution. 

It started 6 years ago

Samsung first showed their plans for foldable smartphone technology when they demonstrated one of their prototype devices that featured a thin screen that can somewhat bend way back in 2011.

Two years after, they released an ad showing a phone-tablet hybrid concept with a flexible OLED display that can switch to either forms with ease.

Release date

There’s no exact date yet, but Samsung will reportedly reveal their folding phone next year after years of development. It’s highly likely though that the Galaxy X will make its debut during the CES 2018 event in January, where new and upcoming tech are usually unveiled.

 

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