Saturday, 10 November 2018

Galaxy X: Everything we know about the price, specs, release date for Samsung's foldable phone

The foldable phone era has officially begun. Samsung introduced the world to its first foldable phone this week, a device rumored to be called the Galaxy X or Galaxy F. This was not a typical announcement with every detail on display as they were for the Galaxy S9 or Note 9unveiling. Rather, Samsung teased its foldable phone through a short video and by hoisting aloft a working prototype in an executive's hand on stage.

Although Samsung never displayed the foldable phone up close -- not even behind museum glass -- the device is plenty real. It's conceptualized enough to earn Google's backing. In fact, Samsung's project seems to have spurred official Android support for all foldable phones, no matter the manufacturer. Meanwhile, Samsung gathered developers in a Wednesday afternoon session to share a few more details, such as the phone's 4.5 and 7.3-inch screen sizes.

Despite the dribs and drabs of information, the foldable phone's brief onstage appearance raised more questions than answers. Here's what we know -- and what's still to come.

What's the phone called?

Samsung didn't give the foldable phone a name, but rumors suggest that it'll be called the Galaxy X or Galaxy F. The "F" could stand for "fold" or "flex". The "X" might mean "extra" or "10", since there are 9 Galaxy S phones out -- though we do expect to see a Galaxy S10 around March this year

What is a foldable phone?

If we go by Samsung's definition, a foldable phone is a device with a cellular connection (hence the "phone" part) that looks like a tablet when it's full opened and can close to look like your usual phone. Samsung's prototype has a tablet-like screen that closes inward like a book, but Royole's FlexPai, another foldable phone, has an outward-folding screen, which means the "screen" is on the outside. There's no single definition


                                          • Quad core (2.4 GHz, Dual Core + 2 GHz, Dual core)
           • Snapdragon 830
• 6 GB RAM• 6 GB RAM                                                                               


• 5.0 inches (12.7 cm)
• Full HD, 441 PPI


• 18 MP Primary Camera
• LED Flash
• 8 MP Front Camera


• 4000 mAh
• Non-Removable

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