Samsung foldable phone unveiling closer after Galaxy X receives another certification

Samsung foldable phone unveiling closer after Galaxy X receives another certification
The last we heard about the oft-rumored foldable smartphone from Samsung, dubbed the Galaxy X (and no, it doesn't stand for the number ten) was that the phone would arrive some time in 2018. This hopeful outlook came from Samsung's top mobile executive, Koh Dong-jin, who made the statement about two weeks ago. Now, it's believed that the foldable Samsung handset has been certified in South Korea by the country's National Radio Agency.

The phone seen by the National Radio Agency sports the model number of SM-G888N0; that is the same model that received its Bluetooth certification back in July. Now that it has received its NRA certification, we could see the Samsung Galaxy X make its long awaited introduction in the not too distant future, possibly before the end of this year.

The phone carries a code name of Project Valley, and we wonder whether Samsung will change the name of the phone in light of Apple's use of the iPhone X name for its tenth anniversary model. With both certifications pointing to a upcoming release of Samsung's foldable phone, we might not have to wait much longer to find out.

source: AndroidGuys

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39 Comments

1. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Finally a break through phone worth being called the special X. Unlike Ahem.

2. nikhil23

Posts: 475; Member since: Dec 07, 2016

Agree mate. Something worthy of being special phone.

11. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Working on a foldable screen where others are having trouble cutting a notch in one. Could call it the xPhone.

29. redmd

Posts: 1943; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

LMFAO!

5. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I'm looking forward to seeing how this turns out if given flagship priority. If Samsung is successful, that might give Microsoft more incentive to push WoA in a foldable form factor, which I think would be pretty interesting.

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

The real X uhm uhm

12. artificialintelligence

Posts: 166; Member since: Dec 05, 2015

Then shorty after apple will release a foldable phone and the isheep will try to rub it in our faces and swear to the gods on how apple is so innovative...." yawn "

14. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Apple will release a foldable phone when(if) the foldable display's price fall down enough. And Samsung produce enough to sell them to Apple.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17421; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Forget foldable. I want roll up, like this : https://photogchris.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/efc_com1.gif

18. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

dat shet look ugly LOL

31. tedkord

Posts: 17421; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I don't want it to look exactly like that, I want it to open like that.

37. CHP19

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 23, 2017

Samsung had prototypes of these kind of displays a couple of years ago. The issue with this is the touch layer. At this point in time it's impossible to have a display with touch capabilities that are that flexible. But they are probably still working on it.

19. iamlish

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 16, 2016

Lets wonder that screen replacement price. $$$

39. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Since it'll be all plastic, probably less than you'd expect. The first model will obviously be expensive as hell, because of that early adopter "tax" manufacturers uses to limit sales to their expected capacity. After that, this ought to be cheaper to manufacture than a glass display.

20. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Foldable screens may be nice but with virus prone, fragmented Android will be just a waste of the screen. Samsung needs to create its very own OS and do the same like Apple... to create a unique ecosystem with great apps and services.

24. iushnt

Posts: 3128; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Actually Android is getting better than ever. You don’t have to worry ko more about viruses or malwares given that you haven’t sideloaded apps. Just Don’t rely too much on the internet to judge android. real life usage is different.

32. tedkord

Posts: 17421; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Just leave him to live in his own world. He's not interested in reality. It's the only way he can live with Samsung/Android pushing the true innovation in the market.

25. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1579; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Would be great, but very risky for Samsung and likely to cost them a lot of short term profit, possibly eliminate their phone business. They wouldn't have apps that people want. Android took years to catch iOS in the app store, Windows and BlackBerry basically went extinct because they didn't have the apps.

21. truthbetold

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 16, 2015

It'd make sense to call it the Galaxy V, based on the codename and the fact it folds into such shape :) Let's just hope they don't call it Galaxy S Fold or something.

33. tyger11

Posts: 295; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It's a phone that folds like a book. Let's call it .. the Phonebook! Oh, wait. Nevermind.

35. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Now that's true meaning of so called "Innovation". It's good to see how OEM's like Samsung,Lenovo,Microsoft,LG etc are pushing their boundaries in display industry. I know Samsung wouldn't be able to produce & sell them in millions but atleast they are bringing something new & innovative in smartphone category.

40. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

It'll be interesting to see how they solve durability of the bend.

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