Fresh details have emerged about Samsung's foldable smartphone concept - a product tentatively dubbed the Samsung Galaxy X. According to Samsung's DJ Koh, the X won't fold into a smaller form factor to enhance portability. Instead, it will go in the opposite direction, unfurling from a large phone into a full-fledged tablet. Here are the details.
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DJ Koh has been at it again. After letting slip about the Note 9 before it launched, he has now also revealed some details about Samsung's highly anticipated foldable phone -- which is on track for being a world-first.
It doesn't have an official name, but it is generally referred to as the Samsung Galaxy X. These are the details we have so far.
Samsung's mobile division chief DJ Koh likes dropping bombshells. Last month, he casually revealed the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ahead of its official launch. Last night, during an interview with CNBC, he made some huge revelations about the fabled Samsung Galaxy X smartphone.
Apparently, the model will be available much sooner than previously thought with a launch event tentatively scheduled for early November. In the words of Koh: "It's time to deliver."
Samsung's folding 'Galaxy X' is one of the industry's worst-kept secrets. The company showed off a prototype at IFA 2018 and explicitly named "foldable OLED smartphones" as one of its key products for the next financial year.
Previously, it had been assumed that the Galay X would be offered in extremely limited quantities to gauge consumers' interest in this new, experimental form factor. However, a new report from Samsung suggests that there are much grander plans in store for this technology.
Rumours of a foldable smartphone or tablet have abounded over the last year or so with both Samsung and Microsoft rumoured to be creating new devices that can be doubled over making them small to carry but offering much larger displays.
Reports are coming in that Samsung's new foldable device - codenamed Galaxy X - will be coming in early 2019. It will be larger than any smartphone before it - with an eye-watering price tag to match.
In the unlikely event that you aren't sick of Samsung smartphone leaks, we've got one last corker to end the week on: the high-concept Galaxy X is closer to completion than we thought - and we could be getting an official announcement as early as January. But getting your hands on one could prove very difficult.
The concept of an Android smartphone that you can fold up and put in your pocket is inching closer to reality. According to the latest leaked reports, Samsung's long-rumoured folding Galaxy X is set to make its debut in under a year. Here's what you need to know.
The ink on the marketing brochures for the recently released Samsung Galaxy S9 is barely dry and the rumours are already flying about next year's update. For a while, there's been speculation that a folding OLED display would be coming soon. According to leaks from South Korea, "coming soon" has been defined as Mobile World Congress 2019.