No, this isn’t a flip phone. I’m talking about an actual smartphone that can actually fold.
Samsung Galaxy X
First off, Samsung Galaxy X? Listen, I know I’m a huge Apple fanboy, but there are 25 other characters in the alphabet – what’s with all the ex’s?
Apparently in the works for a few years, it’s reported, all over the Internetz, that Samsung’s CEO, DJ Koh (no, not a DJ), could be unveiling a revolutionary new smartphone in this year’s Samsung conference, in November.
Stemming from 2012, Samsung was always rumoured to be testing bendable OLED displays and dual-screen smartphones. Funnily enough, Samsung did release a bendable-phone teaser on YouTube in 2014 which features the supposed Samsung Galaxy X.
“You can use most of the uses … on fold(ed) status. But when you need to browse or see something, then you may need to unfold it. But even unfolded, what kind of benefit does that give compared to the tablet? If the unfolded experience is the same as the tablet, why would they (consumers) buy it? So every device, every feature, every innovation should have a meaningful message to our end customer. So when the end customer uses it, (they think) ‘wow, this is the reason Samsung made it’.” – DJ Koh
Listen, there are avid Samsung fans out there – and some might even be frustrated with how much they’ve had to wait with something that’s been announced since half a decade now.
A foldable phone does seem convenient though, doesn’t it? Use as your beautiful Samsung Galaxy X smartphone when folded, but unfold it to serve the function of a possible tablet?
But… would that defeat the purpose of having an actual tablet? How… interesting.
Also, side note. We do not know that this is how it looks.
That being said, imagine if this was actually launched in 2012 as teased – where would today’s iPhone X even be ranked?
Although we can’t be too sure about the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy X, if that’s what it’s called, in November – it does seem to be aiming for a near future release. Will I finally find a reason to give up on the iPhone?