There have been a lot of rumors about Samsung’s efforts to be the first to launch a foldable phone. For months now, the phrase Galaxy X has been thrown around more than a couple of times. Apparently, this is what Samsung intends to call the first foldable phone as it already trademarked the name a few months ago. While it has been quiet on anything about the Galaxy X, a new report now claims that the first prototypes of the said phone will be ready before the second half of 2017.
According to The Korea Herald, Samsung is still busy trying to make the first few prototypes of the Galaxy X. According to the same report, the company has already ordered the parts for some 2,000 to 3,000 prototypes that will be ready for testing soon. The main purpose of the exercise it to test the market for the viability of a foldable phone.
The report also mentioned that the Galaxy X will feature two screens. Unfortunately, it was not clear what the actual arrangement of the screens will be. Nevertheless, it will be equipped with a flexible OLED display that can be folded or unfolded by 180 degrees.
The concept of Galaxy X does sound exciting. However, Samsung still needs to get over the issues about the longevity of the display. The constant folding and unfolding is bound to put a huge amount of stress on the display as well as the phone’s components.
To date, it is still unclear when Samsung plans to release the Galaxy X. Earlier reports suggest that the phone maker is targeting a late 2017 release with just a few hundred thousand units. Others, however, suggest that the phone is still far from ready and that Samsung will need until 2018 to turn the Galaxy X into a reality.
Many experts have speculated that the Galaxy X will have the Snapdragon 835 on release. This is entirely plausible as the phone is going to be released in 2017. However, if the launch of the phone gets pushed to 2018, a Snapdragon 835 may sound a bit obsolete. For more updates on the Samsung Galaxy X, be sure to check us out at TheBitbag.