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Foldable Samsung Galaxy smartphone receives certification in South Korea; expected to release in 2019

Here's yet another proof of Samsung Foldable Galaxy smartphone being real.

  • Published: September 24, 2017 2:17 PM IST
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Samsung’s foldable smartphone has been talked about for some time now. According to a new report, a Samsung phone with the model number SM-G888N0 has received its certification from the National Radio Research Agency (NRRA) in South Korea. However, it is rumored that the smartphone will be called the Samsung Galaxy X aka the foldable smartphone post its launch.

It has been widely rumored that Samsung has been working on the Galaxy X1 and Galaxy X1 Plus foldable smartphones. Considering the smartphones have been certified for use by NRRA, we can expect them to launch anytime soon. According to a report in PocketNow the phone will only arrive in 2019. The device is expected to enter the prototyping phase in “this quarter”. This is contradictory to recent reports where Koh Dong-jin, president of the mobile business at Samsung Electronics, said that the company is setting its eyes on 2018 to release a smartphone with a bendable display. He further added that the company aims to launch a foldable smartphone next year under its ‘Galaxy Note’ brand.

Apart from that, the smartphone has received Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi Alliance certification. From what we know from the renders leaked so far, the Galaxy X is expected to come with “flexible” or “secondary” display. According to the patent, the secondary display turns on when the smartphone is folded. The phone will have a bendable section right in the middle, allowing users to hold the device like a flip phone. The smartphone is said to feature a physical home button up front. ALSO READ: Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X smartphone receives Bluetooth certification

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The earliest rumors suggested that the phone would come with Bluetooth 5.0 and Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Wi-Fi Alliance and Bluetooth SIG. However, we suggest you take the listing with a pinch of salt, considering that Samsung might rethink its decision of including an outdated OS  and specifications in its first foldable smartphone. The smartphone will be launched in two variants; Galaxy X and Galaxy X1 under the codename Project Valley.

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  • Published Date: September 24, 2017 2:17 PM IST