Samsung Galaxy X, the bendable phone the company is expected to launch next year has moved a step closer to reality now that it has been provided a support page of its own on the company’s Korean site.
Unfortunately, there is precious little that the webpage has to share about the upcoming device, except its model number cited as SM-G888N0. That again is the same that has come to be associated with the Galaxy X, thus prompting many to establish a direct link between the two.
Everything else about the Galaxy X continues to be shrouded under a thick cloak of secrecy, which is pretty weird for a flagship device coming from Samsung. However, we do know the phone has already won approvals from several regulatory bodies. According to BGR, those include the Wi-Fi Alliance, Bluetooth SIG as well as South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency.
Samsung has also let it known they would be interested in keeping the Galaxy X a niche product, one that isn’t likely to be sold anywhere other than its home turf. One reason for that is that the company could be eager to gauge public response to the radical new design concept before moving on to a more mass scale production of the same.
Also, speculators believe the Galaxy X to be based on the flip phone design theme, with the display showing bendability along a single direction. That if true would also provide for a seamless continuous longish display than what it would have been if the device opened up along the sides, thus doubling up as a tablet of sorts when opened.
Worth mentioning, Microsoft too had hinted of launching a device with a bendable device, one that would serve as a tablet when deployed or a smartphone otherwise. However, with Windows 10 Mobile coming to an end, the prospect of the only other bendable phone in the making remains in a limbo.
Coming back to the Galaxy X, it would perhaps be safe to assume the phone would be powered by the Snapdragon 435 chip, the successor to the Snapdragon 835 that powers most of the current crop of Android flagships. It will be interesting to see what the rest of the device shapes up like.