Arthur J. Villasanta – Fourth Estate Contributor
Seoul, South Korea (4E) – Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker in terms of devices sold, has already set a launch date in 2019 for its “Galaxy X,” which will feature a revolutionary and first-of-its-kind foldable display.
It first confirmed it was working on a smartphone with a foldable display back in 2017 and is rumored to have shown prototypes of the new phone to select few at CES 2018 held last January in Las Vegas. Galaxy X will formally be launched at the 2019 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain in February.
Codenamed “Winner,” Samsung’s new flagship foldable phone will have weird specs — a 3.5 inch OLED screen on the outside and the equivalent of two 3.5 inch OLED displays on the inside. When it’s open, the phone’s total screen area will be over 6 inches, and might be closer to 7 inches. Basically, the Galaxy X can be folded it like a book but opened like a tablet.
Samsung is still in the early stages of working on this first-of-its-kind new smartphone design totally unlike anything ever seen or experienced before. Industry sources claim the display components will be ready in November. Production of the bendable phone will be limited at first since Samsung still wants to gauge the market’s reaction for a never-before-seen device.
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