After unveiling the 2018 flagships, Samsung's mobile CEO talks about the foldable "Galaxy X"

After unveiling the 2018 flagships, Samsung's mobile CEO talks about the foldable
You can't accuse Samsung of sitting on its laurels. The company just introduced its latest and greatest smartphones, and mobile CEO DJ Koh was already talking about the foldable phone that has been dubbed the Samsung Galaxy X. There has been talk that the phone would go into mass production this November with a 2019 release on tap. Last month, at CES, an almost finished version of the Galaxy X was shown to certain key industry players.

Samsung will most likely offer first a version that folds inwards. A model with a screen that folds outwards will be offered in the future. The latter will require a screen with more flexibility than needed for an inward folding unit. The Samsung Galaxy X unit that made the trip to Vegas carried a 7.3-inch display.

According to a report published this afternoon, Mr. Koh is concerned that the public will consider the foldable phone to be a gimmick. The executive said, "I need complete confidence that we're delivering the best user experience when we're launching a new category." While Koh wouldn't offer any other information about the long-awaited phone right now, he promised that when the time comes to introduce the Galaxy X (or whatever it will be called), he won't hold back anything.

Samsung isn't the only major tech firm working on a folding device. Through a series of patents, it seems apparent that Microsoft is prepping a folding tablet/phone that has been given the code name of Andromeda. With radio silence coming from Redmond, it is unknown how far along Microsoft is in developing this model.

source: CNET

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20 Comments

1. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Eagerly awaiting the Galaxy X... It's about time a new form factor begins in this over-saturated market of me-too slabs.

2. mikedemoda

Posts: 127; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

Samsung is known for making multiple sh*t products until one eventually sticks... look at the Galaxy Round... LMAO

3. Chaise unregistered

Well someone needs to innovate, right?

12. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Instead of making foldable phone(investing a fortune), better Samsung to make next Note with removable back and replaceable battery, with really great and sturdy back-design to achieve it. That will be The Winner.

13. drunkenjay

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

thats called the note 4. why would they go back?

14. Klinton

Posts: 1408; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

'Go back' ???? A you OK? How this could be ''go back'' if they bring it to us, with great design solution ? Don't you wanna have a gorgeous looking phone , with back(no mater glass or metal) that you can change if broken or dented? Or battery that you can swap, in a minute?(well SD, audio jack, and why not IR) If you pay a 1000+, would't you want it? Don't pretend to be a fool(like Apple want you to be)

4. SIGPRO

Posts: 2813; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

At least SamSung is doing something. Apple is releasing the same over and over again!

9. gamehead unregistered

Trying new things is an insult apparently XD

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

https://youtu.be/P-k5X8lCdK0 The S9 is gonna be much better than I thought. I can't believe it actually does blood pressure monitoring. Samsung brought some serious under the hood improvements.

6. Clars123

Posts: 1076; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

erm..Im pretty sure the blood pressure stuff was relating to a new type of sensor for wearables and other special health tech in general not the S9. I could be wrong

7. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The problem is, is this a 7.3 16:9/16:10/18:9 etc or is it like 21:9 or something new. I guess with UI elements a new ratio can be justified but for the sake of maximizing usable screen space like this device should aim to do, I hope we get a decent aspect ratio.

16. duckofdeath unregistered

If the size ends up being 7.3 inches, it means the folded size is roughly 4 inches. Remember, bezels are a lot narrower these days than the last time 4 inch phones were awesome.

8. Jrod99

Posts: 708; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Wait and see product. Don’t think I want a foldable phone but who knows?

10. gamehead unregistered

UGH. Another year I'll have to wait. :-/

11. turboC6

Posts: 89; Member since: Feb 19, 2018

As much as I want a folding phone, why would I buy one when all of Samsung's current phones shatter when barely impacted??? How much MORE fragile will the folding phone be ???

17. duckofdeath unregistered

1. The display will be some sort of polycarbonate, as glass doesn't like to be bent. Plastic doesn't shatter. 2. One of the main pros with a folding device is that you automatically get a protecting shell around the whole device. 3. This is written on my nearly two year old Galaxy S7 that's never been close to any sort of bumper, case or screen protector. Yet, it looks as if I bought it yesterday. No scratches or dents.

15. notfair

Posts: 711; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

with the current galaxy S and note prices how much the X will cost? it's ridiculous. but yeah, I am eager to see something trully new.

18. duckofdeath unregistered

That's also my biggest concern. Brace yourselves for the first $2,000 flagship device...

20. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

I have a strong feeling that the galaxy x is the galaxy s 10 years anniversary edition

21. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Revolutionary device Before launching Samsung, you must carefully examine and plan to control the market also must change its name.

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