Samsung’s Galaxy X foldable smartphone launches in 2018. The Samsung Galaxy X was originally rumoured to be a 5in phone that could fold out into an 8in tablet, but it’s now suspected to fold out into a 7in tablet. It’s indeed possible that there will actually be two Samsung foldable phones released.
Design and Display
According to rumours the screen resolution is expected to be 4K (3840×2160 pixels), ensuring that it remains high-res when folded.
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.
A camera lens is shown on the top of the closed clamshell, an area that becomes the rear of the unfolded phone. A selfie camera and speaker are shown in the inside top of the phone.
More interestingly, the bottom of the screen appears to have a curved edge that’s visible when the phone is closed. It might serve as an information and notification ticker, rather than a secondary display on the back of the device. Samsung already uses the Edge screen on the Galaxy S8 in a similar way.
Before this, a different patent filed by Samsung showed how a folded and unfolded Galaxy X might operate. For example, as Patently Mobile reports, a user could touch an icon on the edge area of the phone so that the app will be open once the device is unfolded. According to the patent, multiple user profiles will also be displayed on the edge area, allowing for multiple users to enter their password to access their information — all from the device’s edge. It’s important to note that this patent was filed in November, but was not made public until now.
One of the latest rumours from the Samsung Galaxy X rumour mill is the possibility that the foldable will boast a dual camera setup. While not much else is known about this, it would pit the Samsung Galaxy X against other highly rumoured smartphones that are also set to have a dual camera. The Google Pixel 2 and iPhone 8 may also have this feature. After all, Samsung recently launched the Galaxy Note 8 – the firm’s first dual-camera smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy X is a Quad core (2.4 GHz, Dual core, Kryo + 2 GHz, Dual core, Kryo) Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 MSM8998 processor paired with and 128GB native storage capacity.
There is a Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery powering the phone with support for USB Yes, v3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector .
Considering that Samsung is rumoured to be limiting the initial run of Galaxy X smartphones, it’s likely that the phone would be expensive. That’s almost certainly guaranteed given the likelihood of increased hardware costs, plus the fact that the recently launched Galaxy S8 starts from £689 in the UK. Of course, we’re not even sure the Galaxy X phone exists at this point, so speculating on price is very difficult at this stage.