Samsung’s foldable smartphone has been something the company has been teasing for years ever since the company showed off its flexible display technology way back at CES 2013. But it looks like 2017 is the year we’ll finally be able to actually see the new and innovative device as leakers from China have claimed that Samsung is planning to release its first folding smartphone, rumored to be called the Galaxy X, sometime in Q3 or Q4 of 2017.
Rumors and leaks of the arrival of the Galaxy X have been stirring around since late last year when patent documents which includes sketches and renders of a prototype were leaked. Rumors and leaks claim that the new device will feature a 4K display, multiple biometric ID capabilities, touch features on the edge of the device outside of the display, and the capability to open like a scroll which opens up a ton of possible features and functions for the device.
There have also been previous rumors that claim Samsung is actually planning to release two types of foldable smartphone, one with two displays and one with a single flexible display. But most recent leaks and rumors suggest that the company is only planning to go through with the latter. We’ll just have to wait and see what the company announces as the year goes on and as Q3 and Q4 of 2017 draw closer. But if the leaks and rumors are true then this might be the first big smartphone innovation in years.