After a series of rumors that imply Samsung's plan to produce a foldable phone called "Galaxy X," the company finally trademarks the said name in its home country. Samsung has been rumored to work on a 4K foldable smartphone but the company has never confirmed the speculations just yet. Even as the "Galaxy X" branding gets trademarked by the firm, this still doesn't confirm that the new label will bring in 4K foldable smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy X Early Rumors
The news regarding the trademark came from Sam Mobile (via Galaxy Club). Samsung has been rumored to release five flagship phones this year and among them is the Galaxy X device. Its prototype even got leaked online.
However, a follow up report suggested that this newly trademarked phone may not be arriving until 2018. This ETA is said to have been based on the product development and production plans for the said device. There were even news saying that the production of polymide film, the key component in foldable phones, is also playing a big role in the supposed Galaxy X's delay.
Samsung Galaxy X Unveiling
There were also speculations weeks ago saying that Samsung could show off the foldable display technology to some attendees at the Mobile World Congress event. It was said that Samsung could be using its MWC conference to pitch the new technology to other manufacturers. However, since the speculations say that this demonstration will be done behind closed doors, there are no confirmations that this said event has indeed persisted.
Samsung Galaxy X, Rumored Specs
Little is known about the Galaxy X device. Nonetheless, part of the early rumored specs is the possibility that the phone will just be 5-inch in size. However, since it is expected to have a foldable display, the Galaxy X could transform into a 7-inch tablet. There's also a possibility to see some scrolling capabilities within the foldable phone. Unconventional touch areas such as the phone's edges could also be a part of the supposed Galaxy X device.