Samsung's foldable smartphone may not be called the Galaxy X after all
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With all information now pointing towards a release in January at CES 2019, Samsung’s highly-anticipated foldable smartphone has largely been expected to be sold under the new Galaxy X branding upon launch. However, if one tweet from an industry source is accurate, it looks like this may not be the case after all.
Aside from mentioning the fact that Samsung’s first foldable smartphone won’t bear the Galaxy X name, no other information is revealed by the tweet in question, so it’s unclear at this point in time how the South Korean company will choose to brand its smartphone. However, the tweet does act as a reply to a previous one that claimed Samsung was working on its own gaming smartphone, suggesting the Galaxy X branding is now being reserved for a gaming smartphone lineup, although this is simply speculation at this point.
For those unaware, Samsung’s new foldable smartphone looks set to adopt a display that can be folded vertically, unlike early prototypes. When folded slightly, the top and bottom portions of the panel will operate separately, although if the smartphone is laid out flat, the device can be operated just like any current smartphone. Moreover, if the product is folded completely, a hidden second display will slide out, thus allowing users to see notifications, the weather, and other relevant information such as the date and time.
Presently, Samsung is understood to be limiting the production of its first foldable smartphone to anywhere between 300,000 and 500,000 units depending on the demand, while pricing could start as high as $2,000. But, if the brand’s first foldable smartphone follows in the footsteps of the original Galaxy Note Edge, it will likely help the company gather important feedback from consumers in order to significantly improve the second generation of the form factor.