Samsung’s alleged foldable phone, dubbed tentatively Galaxy X, already got certification from the Bluetooth SIG, and from South Korea’s National Radio Agency, but it is now getting much closer to reality, as Samsung itself included the unorthodox SM-G888N0 model in the support section of its Korean website.
Does that mean that we are to expect the announcement and pilot launch of the Galaxy X first in South Korea?
Probably, and there might only be 100,000 units produced to gauge acceptance and manufacturing capacity. As to what will the Galaxy X look like and how will it behave, is anyone’s guess at this moment, though many Samsung patents have suggested fold-in display design with a special interface to match. Samsung may be prepping the foldable handset for reveal in time for the CES expo in January, or it could announce it at a dedicated event, but either way, we should know more pretty soon.
The question remains, though, whether such a phone will add value in a time when most major brands are going with all-screen device that have minimum bezels all around the display. Granted, you could theoretically unfurl a 5″ phone into a tablet size with a bendable display, but, given that we are now housing 6″ screens in the same footprint, the Galaxy X has to present a really compelling case for its existence.