It’s rumored that Samsung is going to put out the world’s first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy X, but has that actually been verified yet? The short answer is no, it hasn’t… but there’s more to the story!
Samsung has held this patent for some time now and we think it’s actually currently being prototyped. Some sites have speculated it’s already in production, but there is no solid evidence of this from our inside sources. There’s plenty of people that like to think they know all about the industry, without ever having much exposure to it in the first place. On top of that, most sites don’t have the inside contacts that we have to be able to get more accurate information on these technology releases.
With the Galaxy S8 and S8 plus sales doing very well, we expect them to push the official announcement of this device until early 2018. Some have thought they would try to release alongside Apple’s iPhone X, but with the Samsung’s profits continuing to soar with the release of the Note 8 as well, there doesn’t seem to be much need for this. So when’s the release date? We expect some time Mid 2018 (September 2018 at the latest).
Sales figures for the iPhone X will probably dictate the price of this phone. It was certainly a risky move to make a $1,000+ smartphone, but it seems many faithful fans are biting at the opportunity to pay way too much for a smartphone. If this continues to be the trend, why would Samsung think that someone wouldn’t pay $1,000+ for a folding smartphone?
Foldable Screen – The Big Twist
While many sites you’ve probably already read are saying that the Galaxy X will be the first foldable phone, we actually don’t think that’s the case. Not that there are already other phones available like this on the market (obviously), but we think that the Galaxy X will not include the foldable screen technology that they’ve been working on for some time now. The photos / videos that many show to “prove” this are actually several years old (some dating back to 2011). So don’t be so quick to trust these sites that post a lot of flashy photos/videos or technical sounding terms… best to do your research and read sites that you can trust. We speculate that this will be tested and ready for production some time 2019 or 2020.