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Galaxy X folds like a wallet, will be released next year

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Last updated: July 18th, 2018 at 20:31 UTC+02:00

We have long heard rumors that Samsung is working on a foldable smartphone. The company has dozens of patents related to the form factor. It has been consistently rumored over the past few months that the foldable smartphone, commonly referred to as the Galaxy X, will be released next year.

A new report today by The Wall Street Journal, a leading global publication, reveals that the Galaxy X will indeed be released early next year. It also offers some details about the device itself.

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According to the scribe, the Galaxy X is going to have a 7-inch display. The device will fold in half like a wallet. It’s also going to have a secondary display on the outside when the device is folds in. It would make sense for the device to have it otherwise users would have to fold out the display every time they want to check the notifications or even just glance at the watch.

Since it’s going to have two separate displays, the Galaxy x will need a chunky battery as well. It’s unclear what the capacity will be, though. The report also mentions that the Galaxy X may be priced as high as $1,500.

Samsung is thus expected to market this device to niche users initially because it may find it difficult to sell such an expensive device to people who don’t want to spend that much money on a smartphone regardless of how it looks and what it does. It may also try to push the Galaxy X to serious mobile gamers as well.

Samsung is reportedly going to release the Galaxy X, codenamed Winner, early next year. It’s possible that the handset may be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2019. No word as yet on when it’s going to be released and in which markets it will be available in.

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