Samsung files trademark for the ‘Galaxy X’ foldable smartphones in South Korea
For several years, Sasung has been rumored to be working on a foldable smartphone and has multiple patents relating to such a device. Finally, Samsung Electronics filed for trademarking the “Samsung Galaxy X” brand at KIPRIS (Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service) on February 24, 2017 in its home country, South Korea.
The Galaxy X smartphone is said to come in two different versions, the Galaxy X1 and the X1+ and will have model numbers SM-X9000 & SM-X9050 respectively. As the names suggests, one can deduce that one of the devices will be bigger than the other. The Samsung Galaxy X1 will come with a 5-inch flexible OLED display and will sport a fold-out design along with support for the 4K resolution. This means that the 5-inch foldable display can fold out to 7-inches and transform into a small tablet. There are also rumors that it will have biometric sensors for fingers, face, iris and palm. However, there is no news yet on how big would the Galaxy X1+ be.
Samsung is rumoured to start small production of its first foldable model sporting a flexible AMOLED display in the third or fourth quarter of 2017. To begin with, the South Korean giant is reportedly aiming to release only 100,000 units of Galaxy X in a bid to gauge the market response.
Samsung plans to showcase the folding device as well as the upcoming Galaxy Note 8 smartphone, at the IFA Electronics Trade show in Berlin, Germany, in September.