Samsung’s rumoured foldable Galaxy X smartphone could launch in February of next year, The Bell reported.
The South Korean financial publication claims the bendy device could be unveiled by the company at next year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona while the tech giant may launch the Galaxy S10 at the January 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Going by the leaks the next-generation device could perhaps be released in the market before Apple’s rumoured foldable iPhone. Analysts say Galaxy maker could be is targeting a late February or early March launch for the mysterious smartphone.
Samsung’s dream smartphone has received a new code name, “Winner”. According to the report, the foldable phone project had previously been tipped as “Valley”. Industry experts believe the handset was shown to private partners earlier this year at CES 2018 in Las Vegas.
Evidently, the Galaxy X comes with a fold-in design and three 3.5-inch OLED screens; one screen is on the outside of the phone and other two on the inside. When two screens are open together, it creates a larger 7-inch display. The advantage of a fold-in design is that the phone can be used even when the other two panels are folded.
The report indicates that the two 3.5-inch OLED screens placed on the Galaxy X actually create the front of the handset resulting in a a 7-inch display. Needless to say, Samsung is trying to leverage this fold-in design to aptly boast that the phone can be used even when the other two panels are folded. Further, the report suggests that the company will commence production on the Galaxy X in limited numbers (30,000 to 500,000 units) so that the company can gauge the market reaction.
Meanwhile, multiple reports point out that the Korean conglomerate will start production on the phone within the next six months, followed by a massive launch by year end.