Samsung Galaxy X is believed to be the next major flagship Samsung will release, but of course after the release of the much-anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 6 (or Note 7, as some rumors say).
The latest reports claim that the Galaxy X will be unveiled in 2017 and the most exciting part of it is that it will be a foldable phone featuring a flexible display – a move that is made possible by the fact that Samsung is the leading manufacturer of OLED panels. The same report also adds that at the time, the South Korean will unveil up to five flagships this coming year, something that will possibly bring to an end the company’s trend of coming in with two flagships in a year – Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series.
However, Samsung has been coming in with new models – the curved-screen variants – of its flagships. As a result of this change, there are even more flagship devices coming up from Samsung as each year passes by. In 2013, the company unveiled Samsung Galaxy S4 and followed it up with a Galaxy Note 3. The following year saw a slight change as the Galaxy S5 was later joined by two Note models – a Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note Edge. Last year, Samsung went back to releasing a single version of the Note 5, but came in with three versions of the Galaxy S6, this time introducing the curved screen models to the S series.
In the latest report, it seems Samsung has plans to unveil up to five flagships in 2017. If tradition is to be maintained, we’ll probably see a Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge released in Q1 2017. This should take place just about the same time this year’s launch event took place. Later in the year, we’ll see another set of devices namely Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and a Galaxy Note 7 Edge. To crown this list, a foldable Samsung Galaxy X will follow the Note and S series. This will be the first smartphone from Samsung to feature a bendable display unit.
There is even more to this device as the reports further details that while Samsung Galaxy S and Note variants will stick with the Super AMOLED QHD resolution used on this year’s Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, Samsung Galaxy X will feature a 4K display unit, much like what the Xperia Z5 Premium comes with.
Initially rumored as Project Valley, Samsung Galaxy X will reportedly come with a screen that folds into two halves, making it a lot easier and convenient to fold, put it in a pocket and walk around with when not in use. At the moment, there is really nothing much that can be said about this foldable Samsung Galaxy X, apart from the fact that Samsung filed a patent sometimes back regarding a foldable component.