Images from Samsung patent application allegedly show the foldable Samsung Galaxy X

Images from Samsung patent application allegedly show the foldable Samsung Galaxy X
Just the other day, we passed along some more information about the foldable Samsung Galaxy X. One report stated that the device will look like a phone at rest, and when unfolded, it becomes a tablet with a 7.3-inch screen. Yesterday, the President of Samsung's Mobile Communications Business, DJ Koh, said that issues with the UX have forced Sammy to delay the launch of the Galaxy X to 2019.

Today, sketches of the Samsung Galaxy X have been released by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization). They are from a filing made by Samsung back on June 14 of last year. The product has one large display that is flexible, and a hinge allows the device to be folded inward. The speaker is at the top of the phone, and the battery is contained inside the lower part of the phone's housing. A heart rate monitor is also included.

Check out the images of what could very well be the Samsung Galaxy X, by clicking on the slideshow below. Keep in mind that these sketches are over six months old, and Samsung could have made some big changes since they were included with the patent application with WIPO last June. Still, they could give us some idea of how Samsung envisions the super-premium Galaxy X.


via Let'sGoDigital (translated)

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10 Comments

1. bodzio1809

Posts: 407; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

It's innovation, but in my opinion made in wrong way. I think that it should be rollable to one side of device. So you would have display from 2 sides of device while front of phone would look like let's say S8. Of course one side bezel would look little different than another one.

8. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

That would scratch the display in a matter of weeks, if not just days, from all the dust and dirt you pick up everywhere.

2. ushoda

Posts: 79; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

i'm sure that's a fulcrum ala microsoft

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

21:9 phone incoming.. They already make 36:9 monitor, why not make 36:9 smartphone? lol..

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsung = innovation.

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Hopefully it's a bit wider

6. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Patents images are just a representation of the could be device and not the actual one.

7. gamehead unregistered

Interesting. Maybe I'll like it more oneI see it

9. CableTelcontar

Posts: 94; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Common. You guys are always saying how nice clamshells are. Well, that's what Samsung is trying to give you. Besides, if it opens breadth-wise into a tablet and folds up into a phone-like form factor, it means one half of the rear of the tab will need its own screen. That will be, well, unwieldy.

10. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 2012

The theory is fantastic, but the execution could be problematic. Bendable display means likely soft and easy to scratch, unless they have managed some amazing breakthrough in materials. Also, how many folds could you have before there is a display resolution drop or degradation, and what is the effect of temperature extremes on the material?

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