Samsung Galaxy X Might Be First Foldable Smartphone Screen on Market
New rumors have surfaced that the Samsung Galaxy X will be the first foldable smartphone screen on the market and it could be in consumers hands as early as February.
The Galaxy X is likely a special edition model from Samsung's Galaxy line that will complement the Galaxy regularly scheduled S10, launch around the same time, and feel much like when Apple celebrated their ten-year anniversary with the iPhone X. Except, you know, Samsung will have actually made ten models and this won't permanently screw up the naming convention, but I digress.
The news was first reported by Korean technology news outlet The Bell, explaining that the codenamed phone 'Beyond' will offer the before-mentioned folding screen and a display fingerprint scanner - a lá the Vivo from CES. And to that point, foldable OLED made an appearance at this year's CES in the form of LG's 65-inch folding television. The Galaxy X will, however, adopt 3D facial scanner as well - an answer to Apple's newest tech - and the 3.5-inch OLED will fold out to a staggering 7-inch tablet sized phone.
That doesn't dilute Samsung's goal, but it should be noted that they haven't exactly discovered fire, they will just be the first to put it in consumers hands. On the other hand, it's likely that the phone will be comprised of three screens, and come off as something closer to ZTE's Axon M, an otherwise failed phone concept that just couldn't figure out its purpose. In theory, the Samsung Galaxy X could just be three OLED panels, giving the appearance of a phone/tablet on one side and just a regular phone on the other side.
According to Forbes, it is likely we see the launch of the Galaxy S10 at CES in January and the Glaxay X will make its way to Mobile World Congress in February.