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Samsung's foldable Galaxy X coming in ealry 2019 according to Wall Street Journal

Apprantly, Samsung will stick with the 7-inch display that folds in the middle. (Source: Wall Street Journal)
Apprantly, Samsung will stick with the 7-inch display that folds in the middle. (Source: Wall Street Journal)
The first foldable phone from Samsung will most likely be named Galaxy X, and Wall Street Journal informs that it is supposed to be launched in early 2019 with a flexible 7-inch display that can be folded like a wallet. It can either hide the display completely or split the main display into two smaller screens.
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Rumors about Samsung’s foldable phone have been making the rounds since early 2017, and fans hoped that the Note 9 phablet launching this August would be the first device from Samsung to integrate foldable screens. We already know this is not the case anymore, as Samsung decided to make minimal changes to the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 lineups. Rumors later claimed that there will be a Galaxy X foldable phone that could launch in late 2018, but latest word on the (Wall) street is that Samsung’s foldable phone should be launched “early next year.”

Patents showing possible implementations of a foldable screen were revealed a while back, and, according to the Wall Street Journal, it looks like Samsung is sticking to the 7-inch flexible display that folds like a wallet. This foldable action could go both ways: completely hide the screen or split the screen in two smaller back and rear screens, while the selfie cam acts as a rear cam.

Of course, other companies like LG, Huawei, Apple and Microsoft are expected to launch foldable devices in the near future, as well. Microsoft was rumored to release the Andromeda foldable phone this year, but latest rumors dismissed this, so it is likely that Samsung could win the foldable phone launch race if no Chinese company pulls a surprise reveal later this year.

As far as prices are concerned, Wall Street Journal reports that the initial pricing for the foldable phones could surpass US$1,5000, but the second and third gen devices will bring the prices down to under US$1,000.

A better look at the folding mechanism (Source: WSJ)
A better look at the folding mechanism (Source: WSJ)

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1535 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2018-07-19 (Update: 2018-07-20)