Foldable Samsung Galaxy X gets Bluetooth certification

Foldable Samsung Galaxy X gets Bluetooth certification
The long rumored foldable Samsung handset, known as the Samsung Galaxy X, has possibly received its Bluetooth certification from the Bluetooth SIG. Before you get overly excited, the certification went to a Samsung handset with the model number of SM-G888N0. The model number doesn't correspond with any known device in Samsung's current lineup, nor does it match with known upcoming Samsung products.

In addition, the model number was previously seen receiving it's Wi-Fi certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. At the time, the device was running Android 6.0.1. The Bluetooth SIG revealed that the SM-G888N0 was carrying Bluetooth 4.2 at the time of its certification. Considering that the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ are rockin' Bluetooth 5.0, it would seem strange for a premium device like the Galaxy X to feature the previous generation of Bluetooth technology. In other words, if the phone certified by both the Wi-Fi Alliance and the Bluetooth SIG is the Samsung Galaxy X, the specs will no doubt be upgraded before the unit is introduced.

Samsung is rumored to be prepping the Galaxy X for an introduction sometime between the third quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018. Back in January, it seemed like 2018 was a good guess for when the Galaxy X would see the light of day. The latest speculation is that the "bendable" phone won't be flexible at all and instead will be made up of two different panels connected by a hinge.

Last week, Lenovo put a name on its foldable tablet concept, which is now called the Lenovo Folio. The device, which increases from a tablet with a 5.5-inch display to one with a 7.8-inch screen and vice versa, has appeared two years in a row at Lenovo's Tech World show.


source: BluetoothSIG via MobileXpose

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26 Comments

1. adi9764

Posts: 119; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Nice!!

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Galaxy X finally! Can't wait to try out this foldable tech from Samsung and Lenovo.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17463; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This is the first exciting mobile development in years.

4. aeternavi

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 29, 2017

Soooooooo it's not the first time around that a company has done this.... check out the Kyocera Echo.

6. bucky

Posts: 3795; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Who cares about who does it first. I only care about who implements it best. I think this is cool but I need to see how it will benefit me before I buy into the hype.

11. Neoberry99

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 30, 2015

I know right

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4319; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

The Kyocera echo doesnt have a folding screen. It's two screens ala Nintendo DS.

5. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

This will probably be my first tablet. I definitely need one. Had LCD burnout on my Note 4 & S7E, ultimately resulting in them getting swapped out with refurbs. With a tablet I'll be able to use it when I get home & use my phone throughout the day.

8. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The one thing that I dislike about oled and it still happens a lot for what it seems... The S7 is a fairly recent device so having burn ins in that one is unacceptable... I will stick with LCD IPS for a while longer.

12. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Maybe it's the world's way of saying hey or your phone and go do something productive. I've had my S7 Edge for a little over a year with no trace of burn in. The only phones I've seen with burn ins are the displays at Best Buy since they run continuously for all day and night with settings turned all the way up

14. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

True, or maybe it's because I'm on the phone doing something productive.

16. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

I've had S6 edge for 2 years and some months. No burn in of any kind, likewise my old S3 cos the person i gifted still uses it

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

U had screen born in on a Galaxy Note 4 and S7? I still have an S3 and S4 whixh are much older and dont have any. I think you're lying. But son with it. There is no way a one year old S7 woukd have such unless you had it on all day 24/7/365. I know you're lying.

19. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

It might be that he uses the phone with maxim bright?

25. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Halfway. I'm just on it a lot.

21. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

My notification bar burned in on both my S5 and S7.....just saying.....didnt have an issue on the S1 or S3

26. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Thank you! Mine was the opposite. Notification bar was normal & rest of the screen was burned in.

24. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

You're right, I'm lying. I forgot you live with me & saw both of the devices that I had. At first I thought the way you communicated on here was just typos. Nope. You're just an imbecile. BOTH my Note 4 & S7E had LCD burn in. On a white screen you could see it very clearly. The top of the screen where the notification bar is would be normal & rest of the screen would be a faint white/pinkish color. But again, I forgot you live with me & saw both phones. What would I have to gain by lying? Dumbass!

7. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

The new revolution of smart phones is coming

10. jacky899

Posts: 431; Member since: May 16, 2017

I think the new revolution of tablet is coming. Doesn't seem to have good ergonomics for a phone.

13. Darckent

Posts: 98; Member since: Sep 17, 2016

Phone arena won't like it or call it revolutionary until apple copy the concept 5 years down the line Remember how they hated amoled and praised LCD screens.. Lol let's see what happens now apple are adopting amoled That's just one example out of many I can list of the biasness of this site towards apple

22. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Yeah, the sad reality is they'll almost certainly call Samsung copycats when Apple starts stealing this idea, too. The must recent example is their brainwashed reactions to wireless headphone developments. RDF runs deep in a "news" business where income is driven by manufacturer gifts.

23. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Nice that I can +1 myself, but the edit button doesn't do a thing....

17. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

What the freak?

18. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Something I've wanted for a few years, but, I won't be standing in line. I never buy a "version 1" of something.

20. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 739; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Really? A good questionable fact for this phone. Is it gonna sell? How good is the durability of this foldable galaxy phone tablet when it comes to folding and unfolding?

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