CES 2018: Samsung Galaxy X secretly shown at the event; expected to launch by year end

Samsung foldable phone prototypes were shown at CES 2018.

  • Published: January 16, 2018 12:47 PM IST

Multiple reports have it that Samsung showcased the Galaxy X smartphone at CES 2018. Well, no, you did not miss on any announcement. While Samsung did not announce the foldable smartphone, it took the opportunity to show off what it is working on. And like we know, Samsung is working on the foldable smartphone with an aim to launch the device by end of this year. If launched, Samsung Galaxy X will be world’s first fully-foldable smartphone.

According to a report in The Investor, Samsung’s President of Mobile Business, DJ Koh confirmed that the company will be launching a foldable smartphone in the next twelve months. Samsung had prototypes of the foldable screen in a variety of forms at CES 2018.

Samsung had both inward folding and outward folding phones during the meeting, with the former expected to be adopted first by Samsung. The latter is, however, said to be “more advanced next-generation technology”.

According to the report, the foldable smartphone will feature a massive 7.3-inch OLED display. Samsung is said to begin production of the foldable OLED displays in March this year and start its mass manufacturing in September. The foldable smartphone is said to go into manufacturing in November with the final launch of the smartphone in December this year or early next year.

The Galaxy X smartphone recently received Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi Alliance certification. The smartphone is expected to come with a flexible display, as revealed in the patents. The secondary display is expected to turn on when the smartphone is folded. The bendable section will be through the middle.

And as for pricing, expect it to be Apple iPhone X-like expensive. Also, we suggest you take this information with a pinch of salt since the company has not yet confirmed anything from their end as yet.

  • Published Date: January 16, 2018 12:47 PM IST