While we’re expecting Samsung to launch its Galaxy Note 9 in August, it’s the much-anticipated Galaxy X that has gained a lot of traction with rumors online. The smartphone is touted to be the company’s first foldable smartphone, and is expected to be unveiled early next year. In the last few months, we’ve seen plenty of rumors surface around it, but now a new patent reveals how it might look like.
The new patent carries a title called “Bendable user terminal device and displaying thereof”, which clearly hints at a foldable smartphone design. It confirms previous reports about the phone carrying a vertical foldable design, similar to older flip phones. According to Gizchina, the phone will come with a spring leaf mechanism which will be working alongside a bend sensor that will help keep the folded design in place.
After folding the device, half the screen will automatically go off, while the other half will still be active and ready to use. The phone is said to be fully functional in this state and there will be no hindrance with processor performance either.
Besides this, previous rumor have suggested the Galaxy X to feature a 7.5-inch screen, which will fold into a 4.3-inch screen when closed. There hasn’t been any news on the device’s specifications, but, we can expect it to carry high-end hardware. Samsung is expected to launch the smartphone at CES 2019 in January at a price of $1,850 (approximately Rs 124,000). It is also being said that the company will only be making 5,00,000 to 2 million units of the Galaxy X.