There are also plenty of questions about a foldable smartphone since no one knows if it's going to be a hit among buyers.
But now, the Galaxy X has allegedly surfaced in a listing filed with a Korean regulator. The list of product includes a number of smartphones along with televisions, wearables, mobile service packs and audio accessories. But things don't stop there. The phones of this form factor has long gone out of fashion, however, Samsung continues to release new models of such devices.
For instance, when the same model number appeared on the WiFi Alliance, it was described as a "smartphone".
Although Samsung's foldable technology is said to be ready, a source close to the matter told the Korea Herald that the device has not been unveiled because of marketability and profitability issues. The device reportedly has received Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and National Radio Agency certifications, meaning it's essentially ready for prime time.
Also, according to past rumors, Samsung plans to market Galaxy X as an ultra-premium luxurious device that will be one-step higher than regular flagship smartphones. It's indeed possible that there will actually be two Samsung foldable phones released. It could be much wider than the Galaxy S8, which has an aspect ratio of 18.5:9. Some reports claimed that the Galaxy X will be launched in a limited special edition fashion to generate some interest among the consumers. Another design, in line with Samsung's prototype unveiling, could see the phone unfold into a full-size tablet. The company announced about the Samsung Shop Anniversary Sale on Monday, September 25 and declared that the sale will continue till September 30. SamMobile had reported previous year that the Galaxy X display would have a "diamond PenTile subpixel arrangement".