These past few years everyone's thinking about the Samsung Edge display is cool, but something cooler is coming sooner than you think. Samsung has been working closely on foldable displays for many years now, and the Korean giant might be ready to launch its first foldable smartphone in 2017. Details about the phone, which has been dubbed the Galaxy X for now, has slowly been leaking out.
Samsung Galaxy X Rumored Release date
When will you be able to get a Samsung foldable device? Sometimes in this year seems possible, but the latest speculations suggest that we can expect a device in the third quarter of the year or sometime July through September. According to a source, Microsoft is also in line to purchase flexible displays from LG, to deliver in 2018. These were said to be used in Microsoft's Surface line, leading us to amaze about the return of a Courier-like Surface device.
Samsung has been showing off flexible screens for a long time, however, it seems this year, presumably under pressure from the iPhone 8. The dream might finally become reality. The device is said to fold outwards, transforming it into a 7-inch tablet. It would likely be similar to the Samsung concept from some couple of years ago above, as the device would still need space for other electronics and an acute fold would likely damage the display.
Samsung Galaxy X Rumored Features
The Galaxy X is likely to take advantage of biometric technologies for security and that includes the usual fingerprint scanner plus facial and eye recognition, and also palm scanning. It seems more likely if Samsung does seek success with its phone/tablet combo we might be able to see a similar product eventually from Microsoft also, particularly due to its focus on convergent devices and the flexibility of universal apps, which are at home on both smartphone and tablet-sized screens.