Do you think that the screen of your Samsung is already great? Well, something even more cool could come very soon. Samsung has been working on screens folding for several years, and the giant south Korean could finally be ready to showcase their first smartphone fully flexible very soon. The information on the phone, called the Samsung Galaxy X , it has seeped like a trickle.
The information on the phone –dubbed Galaxy X or “Treble Eight” (not to be confused here with the Galaxy S10) has continued to spread slowly. Here is everything we know until now.
But how will the Samsung Galaxy X? Well, that still seems to be subject to debate. There have been dozens of rumors about the phone, mostly caused by various patent applications, and gossip of the privileged information. However, we’re still not entirely sure of how it will look. However, in a recent interview with CNET, the CEO of Samsung, D. J. Koh recently shed some light on the project, noting that, essentially, would take the form of a tablet with multitasking then fold in a phone more portable. Koh also emphasized that the phone will not be no joke, and will be available worldwide when it is finally present, unlike other Samsung phones that are only available in South Korea.
However, this does not tell us much about the details of your design. We give here some possibilities of how it could look.
One of the rumors most recent is courtesy of Let’s Go Digital. The technology site discovered a recent patent that Samsung filed at the WIPO.
The patent shows a smartphone with a screen that folds in the back of the phone. The folded panel can be used as a viewer for the rear camera and possibly be able to display information or graphics only. When folded, it becomes a part of the main screen.
Recently, an unidentified source spoke to the Wall Street Journal and confirmed that the new flip phone from Samsung, it will be a model of seven inches and you will arrive at the beginning of 2019, which means that its release could coincide with the Mobile World Congress. In addition, this device doubles as a wallet. When the phone is folded, the exterior shows a small display bar on one side and the other side holds the cameras.
On the other hand, to corroborate this report, a patent of Samsung discovered by LetsGoDigital matches the same description. The patent, titled “electronic Device folding screen hides and display method information”, illustrates a smart phone foldable with a second display that is partially covered, while the device is completely folded, that is when it is activated.
In the images, it seems that the screen is hidden under the top rear of the device when it is deployed, and then exits once it is closed. Although it has not been confirmed, this could be the function of the screen is hidden.
The screen hides is where you will see information such as texts or notifications, whether you’re in portrait or landscape mode. In this way, you’ll be able to see important alerts without having to open the phone every time you want a information. The patent also states that the touch screen will be compatible with the S Pen.
If that weren’t enough, there’s another report that comes from the Korean Times that he spoke with Park Hyung-woo, an analyst of Shinhan Financial South Korea. Park believes that the Galaxy X will have two interior panels that form the screen 7.3 inch, when the phone is unfolded, together with an outer panel to use when it is folded.
In addition, according to the news site of south korea , The Bell, the final design for the smartphone foldable Galaxy X was confirmed in may. It is very likely that the Galaxy X will use panels OLED in its construction, but what is remarkable is the number of them.
According to the report of The Bell, the Galaxy X will feature three panels OLED 3.5-inch: two that form a screen massive 7 inches when deployed, and one in the back of the device that allows the phone to use when folded.
If this design were to be true, we may soon add a device with a 7-inch screen our list of the smart phones are smaller, something that we didn’t think we were going to see.
In fact, this idea has been confirmed by a recent patent that confirms that Samsung is experimenting with more phones without bezel, possibly even the front-end, completely without the bezel with a fingerprint sensor below the screen.
If Samsung could achieve that look with the Galaxy X, it could mark the beginning of a new era of design of smart phones.
We took a lot of time talking on phones with flexible screens from Samsung. However, we still don’t know many details about the design of the new phones.
Indeed, the latest clues about it are given by a proposed design of the Galaxy X that we have been able to see in The Investor and which shows an OLED display giant of 7.3 inches, which is folded in a form reminiscent of the popular designs of phone “clamshell” of the past.
This image shows that the Galaxy X is less elegant than the designs of smartphones today, with the back of the phone, sporting a curved design and wavy different to everything we have seen until now on a smart phone. It is not known with certainty what purpose you hope to achieve with this design, but it is supposed to help the smartphone can bend and not damage any of the internal components.
Also, we know a little bit more of the design due to patents. The last patent was given to know by Sammobile last November 9, and shows renderings of what would be this smart phone seen from different angles. These are the photographs that show us the design.
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The second patent, was recorded by Samsung Display in the Patent Office of the united States at the end of September 2016.
The images of this patent show a device style clamshell that would bend in half. When you open it, you could turn this into a traditional phone with a rectangular shape.
The most interesting of the design is that the device’s screen extends to the bottom of the device, where you normally find the port to charge the device.
This section of the screen remains visible when the phone is closed and according to Patently Mobile could display the time or to give access to certain applications, such as does the curved screen of the Galaxy S7 Edge. The patent also shows two cameras in the rear and a sensor of a fingerprint on the front.
RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
New reports claim that the Galaxy X would be presented before the end of 2018. According to an interview between DJ Koh and CNBC, the Galaxy X could be exhibited in November at the Conference of Developers of Samsung in San Francisco. Although he admitted that the process to create a screen truly folding is difficult, the project is on course and on time for a presentation this 2018. This means that Samsung could be on its way to being the first to launch a device truly foldable.
This is in accordance with previous reports indicating that the launch of the smart phone fold was not too far away. In those earlier reports, DJ Koh also indicated that the phone would not be “unique” and that, in reality, could exist as a series.
This hypothetical date contradicts rumors and leaks earlier, which said that Samsung intended to launch the device in early 2019. Previous reports claimed that the initial implementation would not be large-scale, but that would go to specific markets, with a “debut wider trade in the second half of 2019”. This has changed, and could indicate that Samsung has decided to accelerate the timetable based on the success of the prototype and the warmth generally existing in the market towards a smart phone with a folding screen.
The rumors more ancient suggested that the Galaxy X will show up in February 2019, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, and although it may not be the first place where we see it, it is possible that Samsung is delay in submitting the phone to THE MWC 2019.
While Samsung may be the first smartphone manufacturer to launch a phone with a folding screen, you will not have a cheap price. Kim Jang-yeol, head of research for Golden Bridge Investment, says that the phone could rise by up to two million won in his release. In the U.S., that converts to approximately $1,850 dollars.
This has been in the betting for some time. Samsung made reference to flexible screens and folding several times in its financial report for the end of 2017, discussing the progress in the short and medium term in mobile devices and its intention “to differentiate its smartphones through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies, such as foldable OLED displays. “The company presented for the first time, the concept of a folding screen at CES 2013, and allegedly showed its first prototype of a flip phone in a private meeting at CES 2014.
Now that there is no longer a prototype Project Valley, how will be the production version of the first official phone fold Samsung? When will be released? The Galaxy X has been the name that has been used to refer to the telephone, but in may, The Bell reported that Samsung uses the code name “Winner” (Winner) for the project. Another possibility is the Galaxy F, a name that was leaked and subsequently linked to the flip phone. It is an option that is plausible, because the letter F could represent and be associated with “flexible”.
The model number of the smartphone –SM-G888N0– was published on a support page on the website of Samsung, and although the page is currently empty and does not show any other information, it is not the first time that we see the number. The model number of the phone (with the “N0” end denotes that it is for the south Korean market) was also included in the documents for the testing of Bluetooth. Then reference was made in the certification Wifi of the Wifi Alliance and in documents submitted in the National Agency of Radio Research of the Korea Communications Commission.
There has been No major rumors about the specifications of Galaxy X. however, the flip phone has been paired with a tweet that indicates that Samsung is developing a phone for games. The rumor came shortly after the same account claimed that the Galaxy X would not be called truly Galaxy X, which generated speculations that the phone will be marketed to the gamers. This has already been mentioned in the past, after a declaration that Samsung would go to the players with an initial version limited device. If the games are the focus of the phone, you can wait until the spec sheet is high.
*Updated by Daniel Matus on 12 October 2018.
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