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