With all the information which ties Samsung to a foldable device, we are pretty sure that the foldable Galaxy X is real. However, the actual date on which the South Korean manufacturing giant will introduce its first foldable smartphone to the market remains in the wind. Many manufacturers including LG, Apple, Huawei, OPPO, and others are reportedly working on a foldable smartphone too and if this device is a hit, it will flood the market sooner than we expected.
In the past, Samsung has applied for numerous technology patents related to foldable smartphones but it is yet to be seen which of these technologies will be used on the Galaxy X. Back in September, Ko Dong-jin, Samsung’s president, said that the company projects 2018 for the launch of a foldable smartphone. There are even reports that Samsung’s Display unit has a foldable panel with a curvature of 1.0R which implies that the display can absolutely flex. From all the speculations, it appears that plastic materials will be used for the production of this smartphone. There is an internal growing competition with respect to who launches the foldable smartphone first. Recall that Apple recently filed a patent for a foldable iPhone in the United States. As of now, there is already a war of words between Apple “fanboys” and Samsung’s “fanboys”. Some Apple fans think that Samsung is a copycat by including the letter “X” to its device similar to the iPhone X but there has been a heated argument that the Galaxy X nomenclature has been around for a very long time.
Well, Samsung’s foldable panel with a curvature of 1.0R will not be ready for mass production until 2019 thus it appears that Samsung plans to use LG’s foldable panel with a curvature of 2scheduleduled for next year.