We have long been hearing about Samsung’s foldable smartphone to be under development. Back in June 2015, the company filed a patent application titled “Electronic Device with Flexible Display” with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Another patent application revealing a flexible display device emerged early in February this year.
While the South Korean tech giant has demonstrated foldable device prototypes at tech trade shows, its first bendable smartphone might soon see the light of the day. The rumoured foldable smartphone from Samsung which is heavily speculated to come under the moniker Galaxy X has surfaced in a support page on Samsung Korea website.
The support page, first spotted by Dutch site MobielKopen, doesn’t reveal any details about the specifications of the phone except for the model number- ‘SM-G888NO’. But while Samsung in September announced its plan to bring a foldable smartphone in 2018, reports suggest that the device will likely be introduced at CES in January.
According to MobielKopen report, the phone with model SM-G888 has already received several certifications including Bluetooth SIG, the Wi-Fi Alliance and South Korean’s National Radio Research Agency. Another Dutch site Lets Go Digital points out that the alleged ‘Samsung Galaxy X will get a flip-phone design with two displays of which one will be flexible’. It seems the phone launch might be nearing reality. Samsung perhaps might unveil limited units to gauge user acceptance of this supposed radical device.
Notably, Chinese handset maker, ZTE, recently launched its first foldable dual-screen smartphone, the ZTE Axon M. The smartphone features a foldable dual display setup which is joint by two hinges. Both the displays are 5.2-inch full HD TFT LCD with Gorilla Glass 5 protection