Samsung Leaks Foldable Smartphone

| Technology

Samsung Leaks Foldable Smartphone


Once again, Samsung has accidentally leaked one of their up and coming devices which is expected to be officially released at CES 2018 in January.

Samsung let slip details regarding its foldable smartphone which has been rumoured for quite some time now.

The new device, thought to be called the Galaxy X, was accidently leaked via a support page which appeared on the Samsung website, suggesting that the tech giant is gearing up to unveil the new device soon.

The support page offers very little information apart from a model number – SM-G888, which may appear to be meaningless but last month a series of sketches submitted by Samsung to the Korean Intellectual Property Office revealed a foldable smartphone with the same model number.

The sketches are suspected of being the Galaxy X and show that the device will have two displays with a multi-joint hinge in the middle enabling it to fold in half.

Samsung have been working towards a foldable smartphone for some time now having shown off flexible display prototypes, released concept videos of how a flexible screen could look and only last year, filed a patent which displayed a flexible OLED screen.

Earlier this year, Koh Dong-jin, president of Samsung’s mobile business, also hinted that they will be releasing a smartphone with a bendable display in 2018.

Samsung aren’t the only company working towards foldable smartphone technology, LG supposedly have also been working on the technology for the last few years but haven’t unveiled anything yet.

The company are expected to unveil the Galaxy S9 at CES 2018 this January, but many expect Samsung to offer a first look at the Galaxy X at the same time.

Luke Stanley