A report from earlier this month indicated that Samsung’s plans for a foldable smartphone is on its way and is due for a launch in 2017. Now according to new reports, it seems that the upcoming phone will be one of five flagship smartphones Samsung has pegged for 2017, with the other four rumored to be the Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Edge, Galaxy Note 7, and the Galaxy Note 7 Edge.
So what will the foldable device be called? We suppose it’s rather apt, but it looks like the foldable smartphone from Samsung will be known as the Galaxy X (with the X indicating the “X-factor”, we’re assuming). In addition to the name, the rumors are also saying that the phone will come with a 4K display that relies on a diamond PenTile subpixel arrangement.
The idea of a phone with a foldable display has been floating around for a long time already. We’ve even seen companies like Samsung and LG put on display prototypes that show off the technology in action. Not to mention there have also been patents that shows how Samsung plans on implementing said technology into the phone.
However apart from the patents and demonstrations, no actual working device has been launched so far but based on the recent rumors, we’re guessing that time is 2017. Until then, take it with a grain of salt.