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Foldable Samsung Galaxy Note X surfaces online

Samsung Galaxy X (SM-G888N0) foldable phone renders (Source: Pocketnow)
Samsung Galaxy X (SM-G888N0) (Source: Pocketnow)
The foldable handset known as the Samsung Galaxy X (SM-G888N0) has just been spotted in a listing at South Korea's National Radio Research Agency, two months after it surfaced at Bluetooth SIG.

Only two weeks ago, Samsung's head of mobile Koh Dong-Jin revealed that the next-gen Galaxy Note will be a foldable device. Although the Galaxy X (SM-G888N0) might not be a Note phablet, the Samsung handset that carries this name has recently surfaced on the official website of the South Korean National Radio Research Agency (NRRA).

The Galaxy X (SM-G888N0) does not come out of the blue, since it surfaced at the Bluetooth SIG two months ago, and it received its WiFi certification back in April. SamMobile recently spotted the firmware for the SM-G888N0 online, but the work on the software seems to be on hold, since there has been no development since July.

Returning to the SM-G888N0 render that has been around since late 2016, it reveals that Samsung has chosen a curved design that looks like a taller Galaxy S8 and folds in half. The good part is that there is no obvious hinge in the middle of the device, so Samsung is using foldable materials all over or managed to hide the hinge somehow. All in all, the Samsung Galaxy X (SM-G888N0) looks like an easy-to-handle handset that features a very large touchscreen display.

Unfortunately, Samsung still has to confirm the arrival of the Galaxy X or/and the Galaxy Note X. Unlike the not-so-revolutionary iPhone X, this handset might push the mobile industry one step forward, but this depends on a lot of variables. For now, we need to take the Galaxy X/Galaxy Note X with a grain of salt and hope that at least a working prototype shows up by the end of the year.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-09-25 (Update: 2024-05-28)