According to ETNews the long rumored foldable Samsung smartphone called as Galaxy X was presented at MWC 2017 at a reduced number of partners,for preventing leaks of the device.
Samsung will produce a few thousands units this year and deliver them to testers and partners in 3rd quarter 2017 for evaluation and testing.
If that information is correct we might see Samsung unveiling the GALAXY X at IFA 2017 in Berlin.
Mass production might start in 2018 after Samsung evaluates the demand of it.
There are not specifications, prices and what will come in/on the mobile at this time.
Samsung’s prototype won’t be the only foldable smartphone we’ll see in the near future. Apparently, Samsung is in a race with various Chinese handset makers to become the first company in the world to release a handset with a foldable display.
Lenovo, Oppo, and Vivo might be working on foldable phones, the report notes, with the help of local display makers including BOE, Visionox, and AUO. Samsung Display, meanwhile, will obviously provide flexible OLED screens to Samsung for the foldable phone.
Notably absent from the report is Apple. Reports in late 2016 claimed that Apple is also interested in making foldable iPhones. The same said in mid-December that LG Display is looking to mass-produce foldable screens for a number of partners, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft.