Samsung’s long rumored “Galaxy X” foldable phone gets certified

Previously known internally as “Project Valley”, Samsung’s long rumored foldable phone recently got certified in South Korea. Now expected to be called the Galaxy X, it appears to have the model number SM-G888N0 according to a filing from the Korean National Radio Research Agency (NRRA), which is comparable to the FCC in the US.

The NRRA has a vague description for it, listed as only “radio equipment for global LTE communication,” but it was specifically described as a smartphone at an earlier appearance at the WiFi Alliance, according to Forbes.

While Samsung has already launched a handful of curved AMOLED smartphone models, going back to the odd Galaxy Round in 2013, they’ve all been static affairs. But the company has also been hard at work on bendable displays for quite awhile, showing off a prototype at CES 2013 called Youm. To help reinforce rumors of an impending launch, Koh Dong-Jin, Samsung’s mobile chief, recently said that a bendable Note model would debut in 2018. He also admitted that perfecting the technology was a formidable challenge and unresolved technical issues could cause the release to be delayed.

And that’s about all anyone outside of Samsung really knows. There have been no pictures or renders leaked, and there were even rumors that it would debut before the Galaxy Note 8 (which of course never happened). So while we have some solid evidence that the Galaxy X exists, at least as an ongoing project for Samsung, we can only speculate as to what exactly it is and when it will finally reveal itself.

source: The Indian EXPRESS


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