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Samsung Galaxy X Release Date Is Expected To Be Right Around The Corner

by Vinay Patel / Nov 22, 2017 10:27 AM EST
Samsung is reportedly working on a foldable smartphone called the Galaxy X.

Smartphone enthusiasts have been waiting with bated breath for the launch of Samsung's Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9; however, the South Korean handset maker is not likely to answer their prayers anytime soon. Meanwhile, the tech behemoth seems to be in no mood to deviate its focus from competing with Apple's iPhone.

Much to Samsung's dismay, both the Galaxy S and the Galaxy Note series failed to sweep iPhone loyalists off their feet. Despite numerous attempts, Samsung could neither captivate iPhone users nor could it establish itself as an iPhone rival.

That being said, Samsung might still have an ace up its sleeve in the form of a never-before-seen smartphone known as the Galaxy X. The purported device is in a class by itself, but not for the reasons one would expect, BGR's Chris Smith noted in his new report.

While it looks like Samsung is taking leaf out of Apple's book by giving its mysterious handset the Galaxy X moniker, that's not actually true, Smith says in his new report. Earlier reports imply that Samsung was already hard at work on a device dubbed as the Galaxy X when the iPhone X was touted as the iPhone 8 in leaks.

Samsung might go for a limited launch of the Galaxy X citing the complexity involved in making its first bendable smartphone. The company has teased foldable mobile devices several times during tech trade shows, but it wasn't prepared to launch one.

The Galaxy X may be the first foldable smartphone slated to hit the store shelves in near future, and the Korean giant has even confirmed its presence recently. Dutch-language website MobielKopen spotted a support page on Samsung's official website for a handset bearing model number SM-G888N0.

Although the company's support document does not divulge any sort of details regarding the SM-G888 series of devices, the aforesaid model number has often been linked with the Galaxy X in the past. If the report by MobielKopen is anything to go by, the SM-G888 has already acquired a few certifications from regulators such as South Korea's National Radio Research Agency, the Wi-Fi Alliance, and the Bluetooth SIG.

Despite the hype around the launch of Samsung's first foldable smartphone, the device has rarely made an appearance in the form of leaks on the internet and hasn't been floating around the rumor mill either. This is quite unusual since all devices from Samsung usually get leaked well ahead of their official unveiling.

Samsung could be gearing up to release the Galaxy X sooner rather than later considering there are a few other tech giants working on foldable smartphones as well. From the looks of it, Samsung would like to claim the title of being the first manufacturer of foldable smartphones.

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