Model number SM-G888N0 is not the Galaxy X after all, it’s a rugged phone


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There is a lot of excitement surrounding the Samsung Galaxy X as we come to the end of 2017. Especially so as Samsung finally officially confirmed that the foldable phone is coming in 2018. Now, the Seoul-based OEM never gave out any ETAs for the launch of the phone. In recent months, the model number ‘SM-G888N0’ has become synonymous with the Galaxy X. This was solely due to the fact that it didn’t belong to a particular Samsung series. So, when the particular model was Wi-Fi certified and Bluetooth certified, it was exciting. However, It has now been revealed that the model number never belonged to the Galaxy X.

SM-G888N0

How, you ask? It’s because the model number actually belongs to a rugged phone. This info came to be known when Samsung issued an official press release for an LTE-Railway network. Below is the required part of the press release:

“Today Samsung and Korean telecom firm KT announced the LTE-Railway network for the new Wonju-Gangneung high-speed train line is now live. Samsung has provided its radio access network operating in 700 MHz, a global band for LTE-based Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR), a dedicated core network including EPC, IMS and PTT servers deployed in two control centers, as well as rugged smartphones (SM-G888N0) for professionals.”

Now, that it’s clear that SM-G888N0 doesn’t belong to the Galaxy X, we have some good and bad news. It was thought that the foldable phone might be released in early 2018 due to its frequent certifications and appearance on support pages. Now, that seems unlikely. Moreover, it might very well be that the new first breed of foldable phones will be available outside of S.Korea. However, this is not confirmed as long as Samsung doesn’t say so.

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