Rugged Samsung Galaxy X Handset May Debut At CES 2018

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The long rumored Samsung Galaxy X device could be unveiled at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 to be held in Las Vegas from January 7 until January 12, a new leaked banner from the South Korean OEM suggests. It’s currently not certain what specs and features the device will ship with. There’s no word yet from Samsung as to which countries the Galaxy X will be rolled out, though previous rumors had it that the device will be made available initially in South Korea.

Previous rumors also indicated that the Galaxy X would debut in early 2018. Reports from South Korea suggested that the device will be released during the first half of 2018, with plans to showcase a Galaxy X prototype hopefully by the end of this year and begin large scale manufacturing next year, contrary to previous rumors that speculated the device’s launch would happen in the third quarter of this year. Last February, it was reported that Samsung Electronics applied to trademark the “Samsung Galaxy X” brand at KIPRIS (Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service) on February 24 in South Korea. The Galaxy X brand is believed to be the South Korean phone maker’s rumored foldable smartphone, with a few possible sketches of the Galaxy X having been recently spotted in the database of KIPRIS showing one of Samsung’s patent applications for a foldable smartphone. The sketches revealed a multi-joint hinge that connects two OLED panels that can be folded out and connected to form a larger screen. It is understood that one of the two panels is the flexible OLED variant while the other is a regular module, though it remains to be seen whether this will be the case once Samsung officially unveils the Galaxy X next month.

Ahead of the handset’s launch, Samsung set up an official support page for a device with the model number SM-G888N0, which has been heavily rumored to be the Galaxy X. While key specs of the handset remain unknown, it is understood that the phone, which will likely be completely foldable inward, will use a plastic display panel. The rumored device is also said to have already passed through a number of regulatory agencies over the past couple of months.