One of the popular rumors circulating the internet is that Samsung has a smartphone in the works dubbed the Galaxy X that has a truly flexible display, which would allow users to fold the device without damaging it. However despite hearing about it for several years, a new report from Business Korea is claiming that the highly-anticipated handset will launch in 2018.
The report quotes Samsung Mobile’s president Ko Dong-jin who stated that company’s plans to launch such a device next year. The comments were made in September earlier this year, but we’re not sure what Samsung’s progress is at the moment. However it could be that they are getting close because it was recently discovered that the Galaxy X was listed on Samsung’s own website, but whether or not this is the same device as the rumor flexible phone remains to be seen.
That being said, Samsung is not alone in their endeavors because according to earlier reports, there are other manufacturers who are eyeing the foldable market, such as LG who is Samsung’s chief rival in a number of fields, including smartphones and display technology. In fact a recent patent filed by Apple suggests that the Cupertino company could be exploring the idea as well, although we wouldn’t put too much stock into that since there’s no guarantee that patents will eventually become actual products.
In any case time will tell if Samsung’s foldable phone will indeed arrive in 2018, but what do you guys think? Yay or nay for such a device?