Foldable Samsung Galaxy X will be a limited edition model with just 100,000 units produced?

Foldable Samsung Galaxy X will be a limited edition model with just 100,000 units produced?
Samsung has been slowly clearing the decks, getting things ready for a possible 2018 launch of the bendable Samsung Galaxy X. The oft-rumored handset has received certification from the Bluetooth SIG, and from South Korea's National Radio Agency. With the model number of SM-G888N0, we could see the Galaxy X surface just prior to the CES show in Las Vegas next year. In 2018, the trade show debuts on Tuesday January 9th, and runs through Friday January 12th.

A CES appearance for the Galaxy X makes sense since the MWC event in Barcelona is usually when the latest version of Samsung's new flagship is unveiled. Next year, MWC takes place from Monday, February 26th through Thursday, March 1st. We would expect the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9+ to be announced on February 25th. And the IFA show in Berlin each September is typically held a matter of weeks after Samsung introduces the next version of its Galaxy Note phablet. Next year, IFA opens on Friday, August 31st and runs through Wednesday, September 5th.

Taking a look at the dates of these trade shows, and taking into consideration that Samsung is not going to want the Galaxy X to cannibalize media attention from the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, don't be surprised if the Galaxy X is trotted out to the public during the first week of the new year (2018).

Word out of Korea is that the Samsung Galaxy X will be a limited edition model with only 100,000 units produced. We would expect that the entire run of Galaxy X models will end up in Sammy's home country of South Korea. Consider this to be a test of the bendable form factor. Depending on how well the handset does during the limited release in South Korea, a global launch could take place in 2019.


source: Forbes

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31 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

They really named it Galaxy X? seriously? What about the old Galaxy X? aka Galaxy Nexus (2011)

18. techbuttcheex

Posts: 204; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

I'm pretty sure Apple skipped the 7s just to reach number parity with the S8 lol. So they're just going to have a dick waving contest.

31. iamlish

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 16, 2016

Same happened with Samsung Galaxy "Note 6".

19. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

it was only known as the Galaxy X in select markets (including Brazil)

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Soooo...should I read it as 'eks' or just ten?

9. GTRagnarok

Posts: 48; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

Plot twist: it's the Greek X, chi.

10. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Great! More confusion.

22. ishaqstu

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 06, 2017

Call it as Galaxy ten

3. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Samsung should just calm down and perfect this device. They are feeling left behind after iPhone X. Now they are compelled to fill the void in their portfolio.

4. lightyears

Posts: 69; Member since: Aug 24, 2015

Left behind by IphoneX? good joke man.

8. PilzXDA

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 01, 2016

Samsung has used the Galaxy X name since at least 2015 when leaks of their bendable phone first surfaced. If anything, Apple copied Samsung this time.

11. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

The Note 8 is competing with iPhone 8+ so you tell me which phone from Samsung is competing against the X? And look at that length of the phone it looks ridiculous. Probably they aim for 28.5:9 aspect ratio this time.

13. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

You can try to change reality as much as you like, but Apple clearly announced the failed iPhone X last month in a weak attempt to slow down sales on the Note 8. The only thing they got out of it was slow iPhone 8 sales. Tim Crook is an incompetent CEO.

29. Maximum

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

That and also that the only good feature on it the facial recognition was outdone by the Xiaomi Mi Note 3 that released and is already up for sale the day before they announced iPhone X.

14. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

The note 8 doesn’t compete with iPhone 8+. iPhone 8+ will sell far better than Note 8. However, Note 8 is in its league of it own, no direct competitor.

30. Maximum

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

If Note 8 is competing with iPhone 8+ then it won. iPhone 8+ isn't their flagship this year. Apple was just trying to be greedy and it is failing hard. This Samsung phone is probably competing with Lenovo since it was their design that Samsung's cheesing off

5. korean411

Posts: 92; Member since: May 04, 2009

How is Samsung feeling left out by apple considering that apple pretty much just caught up with the rest of the smartphone world with the iPhone X. Also I don’t know if you realize this but Samsung does make parts for the iPhone X including that new OLED screen they have.

28. Maximum

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

They didn't catch up. Did you see how badly the phone failed during the event where they announced it? And so far all videos showcasing it have been pretty bad too

6. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

That form factor doesn't look too appealing. Looks like the surface book hinge which I am not a fan of. I think a miniaturized version of the new pixel book would be the best way to do it, but instead of one half being a keyboard it's a screen.

7. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I would like a dual screen slick clam phone. Those Kyocera experiments should be perfected.

12. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Still more than what Apple will have produced of the failing iPhone X by February. :)

15. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

iii seee, now PA you trying to inflict the “x” thing to Samsung by calling it the “x” but thank God no notch tho, try next time.

23. thedizzle

Posts: 197; Member since: Oct 05, 2017

Im pretty sure this one was called x before iphone x was a thing.

16. Stranded87

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

That 'word out of Korea' (which is the only thing in this story that isn't just speculation) came in February.

17. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Man, what an innovative name!

20. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This should make the slab haters happy for sure.

21. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Unleash the stuff already, can't wait to try out this new form factor.

27. Maximum

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Just go to Lenovo's shows. This one and the folding tablet/phablet are exhibits.

24. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

Well it is not as innovative or courageous as making a phone with a unibrow. Courage is to describe a pathetic attempt at keeping up with a certain device with an unknown release date the is because fingerprint security is so 2016.

25. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

Well it is not as innovative or courageous as making a phone with a unibrow.True innovation is to describe a pathetic attempt at keeping up with a certain device with an unknown release date because fingerprint security is so 2016.

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