You might think the Samsung Edge display is cool, but something cooler is coming very soon. Samsung has been working on foldable displays for many years now, and Samsung might be ready to launch its first foldable smartphone in 2017. Information about the phone, which has been dubbed the Galaxy X for now, has slowly been leaking out, and here’s everything we think we know about it so far.
Patents filed by Samsung have been the only real clues as to the Galaxy X’s eventual design we have so far. 6. The diagrams included are dated mid-June, and show a clamshell-like device that resembles a makeup compact, folding out into a traditional rectangular smartphone shape. From the outside, in its fully open and extended state, the Galaxy X phone should look pretty similar to a typical Samsung flagship phone: it has one large touchscreen on the front, cameras on both sides, and a home button below the display. It's a smartphone.
Cameras and specifications
If rumors are true, Samsung’s next Galaxy could sport an impressive pair of cameras and a cutting-edge display. The Korean company’s next flagship will sport an AMOLED screen with a resolution of 4K (2160 x 3840), plus a dual rear-facing camera module. The latter, interestingly, will reportedly be entirely sourced from Samsung’s own camera division in contrast to the Galaxy S7, several models of which packed Sony-made sensors. The only other specs that were revealed with this report include 3GB of RAM, a MicroSD slot for expanded storage, and a non-removable battery. The presence of a MicroSD slot will be welcomed by many, but it’s unlikely this phone will be all that affordable.
When will the Samsung foldable phone be available, it might be sometime in 2017 seems possible, according to many rumors, that we could see Samsung’s first foldable phone at Mobile World Congress in late February next year. The company is apparently considering building two new smartphone models with one that folds like a wallet. One of the two devices will have a 5-inch screen when used as a cellphone, but can be rolled out to show off an 8-inch display. Rumors are always fun but when it comes to Samsung they’re particularly interesting. As the company continues to work its way to re-energize its mobile products, and there’s no better way to do that than by aggressively innovating.