Samsung's Foldable Smartphone Galaxy X Gets Leaked

Samsung flexible display

The price is also a big question mark as current smartphones are getting pricier and a foldable smartphone will probably mean an even higher price.

Amid ongoing rumours that Samsung will launch a foldable smartphone, presumably called the Galaxy X, at some point in the future, the device is apparently being inspected by the Korean National Radio Research Agency (NRRA) ahead of its launch, expected early next year. It would be the first device with a foldable display in the world. It will launch the device when the company is fully ready.

Firstly, Samsung Galaxy J5 Pro has been given an update with version number J530YDXU1AQL1, though the device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

The device has gone through some regulatory steps in the country of manufacture. "However, the same thing was posted as a 'smartphone" when it was first spotted at the WiFi Alliance, according to Forbes. The rumors of the foldable smartphone were already revolving in the industry since Samsung's introduction of a foldable screen "Youm" in 2013. But, the company did not use the display in smartphone manufacturing because the resolution was very poor. He also said that there are still hurdles to overcome and a possible release would be pushed back if the issues are not resolved in time. Though the NRRA listing does not reveal any specifications and launch date of the device, the Korean Herald once quoted DJ Koh as saying, "We have a plan to adopt a foldable display in our roadmap". Typically, devices only receive NRA approval - much like FCC approval in the United States of America - as they approach launch. This would involve integrating a flexible display into a unique smartphone design that could include a hinge, in hopes of offering large screen real estate with a relatively compact body.



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