Samsung files new patent with WIPO for the foldable Galaxy X phone?

Samsung files new patent with WIPO for the foldable Galaxy X phone?
Amid talk that the Samsung Galaxy X foldable phone will be released in 2018, the company has filed a new patent with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The patent reveals a device carrying two large screens with a piece of metal in between them. When the phone is not in use, the two screens fold together to protect the displays. The metal frame can bend in different ways, and there are three antennas built-in so that the foldable design doesn't interfere with the phone's signal.

Once the device is open, both screens can be used at the same time. Bending one screen in back of the other allows users to view one display at a time. The Galaxy X is said to be a limited edition model with only 100,000 units expected to be produced. With a rumored model number of SM-G888N0, we could see the device trotted out for the first time during next month's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The odds of that happening improved when Samsung this morning denied rumors about the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung S9+ making an appearance at CES. Last month, the SM-G888N0 got a support site, although it doesn't contain any information about the phone.

Samsung has filed a number of patents for foldable phones with different images. One showed a 5-inch phone folding out into a 7-inch tablet, and another one showed a bendable screen that allows the display to bend at a 90-degree angle.

The company's top mobile executive, Koh Dong-jin, said back in September that Samsung will release a foldable handset in 2018. The planets seem aligned for such a phone to be released by Sammy next year. The big question is, what will the Samsung Galaxy X look like?


via Let'sGoDigital

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14 Comments

1. Tipus

Posts: 750; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

True Innovation..

2. peace247 unregistered

Fruit will follow...

3. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2019; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Won’t sell...there are still tons of S8’s and Note’s on the shelf. What makes Samsung think this will sell? Running out of branding ideas?

6. worldpeace

Posts: 3028; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

There are also tons of iPhone6 and other iPhones on the shelf did you think it's because it didnt sell well? Samsung just pushing the innovation forward by utilizing the newest tech they had, it doesnt matter if they can only sell a few thousand units, at least they have courage to try something new, even if it's cost billions to try..

7. tedkord

Posts: 16974; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So you think it'll sell better in a couple of years when Apple "great artists" it?

10. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1249; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

And they don't care. They innovate to push boundaries, not just to rip off sheep.

11. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1058; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

So I guess by that logic Apple doesn't sell either, because worldwide there are tens of millions of unsold iPhones in warehouses too.

4. dnomadic

Posts: 346; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Exactly the so and note 8 aernt selling at all.... Dude when the side came out it was selling like crazy...stores were selling out...note 8 is also doing well....neither will do iPhone numbers (there is only one device running the OS), but they are selling more than well.

5. dnomadic

Posts: 346; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Exactly the s8 and note 8 aernt selling at all.... Dude when the side came out it was selling like crazy...stores were selling out...note 8 is also doing well....neither will do iPhone numbers (there is only one device running the OS), but they are selling more than well.

8. mudcat626

Posts: 207; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

WOW! That is the dumbest looking phone. It must be a joke. I hope for their sake, they have a better design than that. Folks are seeing now the emperor has no clothes.......If this is their best design, Samsung is seriously DOOMED......LOL

12. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

That's what the iSheep kept bahing about the Note line, until of course their herd master followed suit...

9. mudcat626

Posts: 207; Member since: Jul 13, 2016

WOW! That is the dumbest looking phone. It must be a joke. I hope for their sake, they have a better design than that. Folks are seeing now the emperor has no clothes.......If this is their best design, Samsung is seriously DOOMED......LOL

13. gamehead unregistered

didnt zte do this?

14. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1596; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Folks some People put down Microsoft for it's duel screen Mini Tablet patents but there are dual screen smart phones coming out and one Already in the Market Place. Seems to Me Microsoft is on the right track. I have always wanted a mobile 8 inch Tablet with a built in Cell phone. I do not like itty bitty small smart phone screens. As a Windows Phone user I am hope full Microsoft will bring that 2 screen Mini Tablet to the market place. it will be perhaps the first Mini PC OS Tablet /Cell phone hybrid. insiders say Microsoft will sell only a limited amount of them each year so they will sell out fast

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