Samsung foldable phone could be marketed as a gaming device, may not be called Galaxy X

Samsung has plans to launch a foldable smartphone in early 2019, The Wall Street Journal reported recently. According to the publication, the Korean tech giant will unveil a 7-inch device that can fold into a shape that resembles your wallet but still leave some kind of display area on the outside.

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Over a month ago, reports emerged that Samsung Galaxy foldable phone could cost in the regions of $2000, suggesting that it will be a niche device. Now, it is emerging that Samsung has plans of coming up with a gaming smartphone, but we have nothing to tie the gaming and foldable phones together.

It’s also worth noting that this isn’t the first time reports of Samsung getting ready to launch a foldable smartphone are showing up. Such reports first pegged the launch date to 2015 and since then, we should be having at least two iterations of the phone, but here we are. Last year, Bloomberg reported that the foldable phone will be out this year but it has now emerged that this will actually happen early next year. Only time will tell.

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Coming from the same source, it is also claimed that Samsung’s foldable phone won’t go by the name Galaxy X as it has always been the case. While we still don’t know what exactly Samsung will give us, this claim makes sense because, well, Galaxy S10. Previous rumors had claimed Samsung could tinker with the S9 successor’s name in order to match Apple’s latest naming scheme that started with the iPhone X.

All these reports don’t come from Samsung, which means they should be taken with a grain of salt. Still, we should get to know more details as we approach the end of the year.

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