For a while now Samsung has been rumored to be working on a foldable device, dubbed the Galaxy X. Over the months, we have come across a bunch of rumors about the device, mostly through the patents that the company registers. In a similar fashion this time, a new patent from Samsung reveals a bit more about the much-awaited Galaxy X. Samsung recently patented a pressure sensitive display, which is believed to be for the Galaxy X.
As is widely known by now, the Galaxy X is Samsung’s rumored flexible smartphone, which would be both bendable and foldable. And now, if the reports are to be believed, the foldable displays will also incorporate pressure sensitive technology, which means big news for the competition.
Gadget Hacks points out that if the Galaxy X’s display is truly flexible, then it’s natural to think it would have ability to measure varying degrees of pressure. In other words, you could see this as the next step to Apple’s 3D Touch. May be a leap.
The last we heard about the Galaxy X was just a month ago, when the purported device was spotted on Samsung’s official website. The Galaxy X with model number SM-G888N0 was spotted in the support section of Samsung’s Korean website.
Besides that, the smartphone recently also 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.
Rumors also suggest that Samsung might launch the smartphone as a limited edition with just 100,000 units up for grabs. And if the word out there is to be believed, Galaxy X may be unveiled at CES 2018.