Samsung is apparently planning on introducing a new foldable smartphone soon. Called the Samsung Galaxy X, the device has recently cleared Bluetooth certification. We had, some months ago, reported on how Samsung, the South Korean behemoth, was planning to introduce a new foldable smartphone with dual screens. Now that the Bluetooth SIG certification process is complete, we can expect a launch date soon.
A device by the name of the Galaxy X had been spotted earlier this year while the name itself had been trademarked at the KIPRIS or the Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information. Besides, a Samsung device bearing the model number SM-G888N0 has now cleared the Bluetooth SIG certification.
When we had reported on the Samsung Galaxy X earlier, it was supposed to carry the model number SM-9000. Also, the current model number, SM-G888N0, is not similar to any known Samsung device right now. This is one aspect which is still a bit unclear. However, since Wi-Fi Alliance has recently certified the device as well, this is bound to be the Samsung Galaxy X.
Samsung Galaxy X Specs and Features
Not much is known about the new Samsung Galaxy X as of now. The device with the model number SM-G888N0 will be capable of supporting Bluetooth 4.2. Also, judging by the Wi-Fi certification, we also believe that the device will run on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. In all likelihood, the new device will run on the latest Android operating system out-of-the-box. Also, it will possibly support Bluetooth 5.0 protocol.
Earlier this year, Samsung was said to be planning to launch two new foldable smartphones under ‘Project Valley’: these were the Samsung Galaxy X and the Galaxy X1. While we do not know the launch dates as of now, a late 2017 or even an early 2018 launch date seems plausible. The pricing structure is still not known, however. Watch this space for more details.