Once Samsung decided to discontinue the Galaxy Note 7 last year there was speculation about the future of its phablet. Many claimed that the company was going to end the Note lineup altogether but Samsung later confirmed that it’s going to release another Note handset in 2017. It will presumably be called the Galaxy Note 8. Word on the street is that Samsung’s much-rumored foldable smartphone might actually arrive before the Galaxy Note 8 this year.
It has long been rumored that Samsung is working on a foldable smartphone. The company has dozens of patents protecting the designs and plans that it has come up with to bring such a device to reality.
However, the company hasn’t shown off anything concrete as yet and hasn’t even confirmed if there’s going to be a foldable smartphone this year.
The latest whispers from China suggest that Samsung is aiming to launch its foldable smartphone – possibly codenamed Galaxy X – in the third quarter of 2017 while the Galaxy Note 8 isn’t expected to arrive until Q4.
If this is true, it means that the foldable smartphone will be out up to three months before the next flagship phablet. Whether or not this is exactly how it happens remains to be seen. After all, rumors aren’t always true.