Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Smartphone Launch Will Happen Within 2018

Rumors about a folding Galaxy Android smartphone by Samsung have been circulating the web for almost five years now but it's only today - September 4, 2018 - that we finally heard official word from the Korean Giant on that product's imminent launch.

This afternoon, Samsung CEO - DJ Koh talked to CNBC and disclosed that, within 2018, the company will definitely launch their first ever foldable smartphone, which some tech experts and bloggers are already calling the Samsung Galaxy X.

Mr. Koh didn't talk about specific features of the device - including its display size, processor, and hinge mechanism - but he hinted that the model will look like a smartphone when folded and that it will have a form factor similar to a tablet when unraveled. He was also quick to note that the experience that users will get from the new device will be different from your typical slate.

To quote Mr. Koh, "When you need to browse or see something, then you may need to unfold it. But even unfolded, what kind of benefit does that give compared to the tablet? If the unfolded experience is the same as the tablet, why would [you] buy it?"

Interesting, right?

Aside from the name of the product, many tech bloggers around the world are also speculating that the Galaxy X will be an extension of the Korean Giant's popular Galaxy Note Series and as such, it will also support Stylus input through the S-Pen -- making it a truly enticing offer for users in the creative field.

Any hints about the kind of screen that Galaxy X will have? Well, one of the key characteristics of Samsung's SuperAMOLED Display is that it can be folded and unfolded without damage. Personally, I agree with tech experts and insiders who are saying that this much-awaited smartphone will have just one big SuperAMOLED screen that can be folded right in the middle.

Samsung's decision to release a foldable Android smartphone came in the face of growing competition from smartphone brands based in China, including Xiaomi, Huawei, OPPO, and Vivo.

Earlier this year, Xiaomi officially beat Samsung to become the number one smartphone vendor in India, which is one of the biggest markets for handsets currently. Also, a few weeks ago, Huawei surpassed Apple as the second most prolific smartphone seller globally -- and many experts are projecting that it won't be long before the Chinese company gives Samsung a big run for the top spot.


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