Newest reports reveal Samsung’s Foldable Galaxy X is poised for a 2018 release date. The bendable handset from the South Korean tech giant reportedly received the certification from the National Radio Agency in South Korea and the Bluetooth SIG. The new handset is identified by the model number SM-G888N0. However, there’s a catch. Samsung’s foldable phones next year could be a limited edition.
Foldable Galaxy X: First :Look
While nothing has been confirmed as of date, there are several rumors involving the foldable smartphone and Samsung’s plans of unveiling this revolutionary device. Reports suggest the first opportunity to take a look at the Samsung Galaxy X could be before the Consumer Electronics Show. The trade show will be held on January 9 to 12, 2018. Considering Samsung’s history in giving consumers with a sneak peek of their latest creation, the CES dates could provide significant clues.
The next possible opportunity for the smartphone company to introduce the Galaxy X to the world is the Mobile World Congress which will begin on February 26 and last until March 1 in 2018. While this happens to be another opportunity to unveil the first foldable smartphone, Samsung often reserves the MWC trade show to introduce their next flagship phone. Next year, Samsung could unveil the Galaxy 9 and the Galaxy 9+ during the MWC. Hence, analysts expect that they will introduce their foldable handset by January.
As noted in one report, Samsung doesn’t want to take the attention away from their flagship phones which is set for release next year. With all things considered, their foldable Galaxy X phone might be unveiled by the first weeks of January 2018. A New Year release won’t be surprising either.
The release date of the foldable phone is not the most shocking thing about the device. Reports also suggest that the Samsung Galaxy X will be a limited edition handset, and there will only be 100,000 units produced by next year.
Given these numbers, it will not be surprising if the foldable device will only be exclusive to South Korea. There are also suggestions that the company will only roll out 100,000 units initially as a test run for the marketability of their bendable units. If Samsung’s foldable Galaxy X proves to be a hit by 2018, the company would most likely go for a global release by 2019.
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