The new claim first broke out in China, suggesting that it is the end of the Bixby button being a premium feature for Samsung's smartphones. Dubbed as Galaxy X, the foldable smartphone from Samsung will be the world's first foldable smartphone.
According to latest reports, Samsung has been working hard to roll out Galaxy X, the rumored foldable smartphone.
The foldable phone was actually spotted two months ago, when model SM-G888N0 earned a Bluetooth certification. A January launch date just seems to be flawless for the foldable Samsung Galaxy X. Samsung has already proven it can create both curved and bendable screens, but a truly foldable one hasn't been demonstrated in public. However no official statement has been made regarding the device by the South Korean giant yet, so all of it just remains a speculation to be taken with a pinch of salt. It is worthy to note that the smartphone received Wi-Fi certification in April and Bluetooth certification in August. The usual schedule for Samsung to launch its flagship phones is spring for the S series and autumn for the Note range.
We now know that this hasn't happened, and Bloomberg is reporting that a foldable smartphone will debut under the Note brand in 2018. However, taking concepts and patent designs into considerations, we can pretty much expect this device to be a hybrid of a foldable phone and a tablet. But Samsung won't just copy the iPhone X's name and notch. The Galaxy On7 and Galaxy On5 Pro smartphones are available at Rs. 6,590 and Rs. 6,490, compared with usual prices of Rs. 7,200 and Rs. 7,490 as part of Samsung Shop Anniversary Sale. This means that we could see the foldable Samsung Galaxy X come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset, at least 6GB of RAM, and Android Oreo on board. However, they are now facing some hardware issues with the manufacturing of the bendable OLED technology that might push the launch even further. "When we can overcome some problems for sure, we will launch the product", Koh had said.