Galaxy X foldable phone gets listed in Samsung support

Where there's smoke there may be fire, too. Samsung's alleged foldable phone (no, not that one), dubbed tentatively Galaxy X, already got certification from the Bluetooth SIG, and from South Korea's National Radio Agency, but it is now getting much closer to reality, as Samsung itself included the unorthodox SM-G888N0 model in the support section of its Korean website. Does that mean that we are to expect the announcement and pilot launch of the Galaxy X first on its home soil?

Probably, and there might only be 100,000 units produced to gauge acceptance and manufacturing capacity. As to what will the Galaxy X look like and how will it behave, is anyone's guess at this moment, though many Samsung patents have suggested fold-in display design with a special interface to match. Samsung may be prepping the foldable handset for reveal in time for the CES expo in January, or it could announce it at a dedicated event, but either way, we should know more pretty soon. 

The question remains, though, whether such a phone will add value in a time when most major brands are going with all-screen device that have minimum bezels all around the display. Granted, you could theoretically unfurl a 5" phone into a tablet size with a bendable display, but, given that we are now housing 6" screens in the same footprint, the Galaxy X has to present a really compelling case for its existence, what do you think?



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14 Comments

1. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

Lol, where does it say anything about a foldable design? It's just guessing to score some clicks, fake news.

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

No, it's not fake news. Manufacturers file patents all the time. If you're into motorcycles then you might remember Suzuki Recursion prototype with a turbo. It looked pretty close to a production ready bike, and Suzuki filed a TON of patents for it, even patented The Recursion name in several countries and yet it never came to be! Hope you understand. G'Day!

6. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

I'm not talking about patents. I'm talking about saying that a foldable phone gets listed, while it's just a model number without any additional information.

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3166; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Maybe if you were fluent in Korean you could click on the source link and find it yourself. Or is that too much trouble?

11. Zomer

Posts: 361; Member since: May 31, 2013

You probably didn't do that, because the page is blank.

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Bloody hell, me phone is melting... I wonder what they're going to call it? Ah yes, I've the perfect name for it: Behold... The Samsung Galaxy Jelly! Okay, I don't see any point in such a phone. Perhaps if it folded vertically instead of horizontally, then I'd have been able to see some potential. Oh well, G'Day!

7. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1472; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

Folding it horizontally makes way more sense then vertically as it reduces the length of the phone. A lot of big phones barely fit in pockets these days, so a foldable design would make a large phone more portable. Personally I'm curious to see how it turns out and how durable it will be.

3. tokuzumi

Posts: 1961; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

If you really can fold it up, that would be great. You could make a large screened phone pocketable. I just don't see the section of the screen with the "hinge" holding up long term. Seems like the stress of folding/unfolding would damage the screen in that area.

4. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Whelp, that is the part everybody wants to see. How Samsung has found a way around material fatigue.

8. peace247 unregistered

This phone will most probably will be like new surface book 2 hinge design.

9. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

I doubt that very much. That's the Galaxy flip phone, which they've been selling forever in Asia.

12. odachek

Posts: 131; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Curious to know how Samsung make a plastic flexible screen fingerprint-free and premium feel.

13. hgvenom

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

What I actually need is a phone with a 5'' infinity display, a phone that I may actually fit comfortably on my pocket while still having a reasonable screen size and smaller body, what are the benefits of infinity display if phones just keep getting bigger and bigger. It's like manufactures are forgetting people who wants phones and others who want a big phone (called phablet)

14. Xilam unregistered

Apple did it first with iPhone 6+

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