Samsung shows off their foldable phone, the Galaxy X at CES 2019

When it comes to the foldable Smartphone market, think it’s fair to say Samsung keeps getting beaten to the punch, whether it was Huawei beating them to announcing one just before they did, or Royole announcing one on sale. But, of course, it’s not all about being first, or in this case worth it at all.

Samsung previously showed off their foldable Smartphone in an incredibly, and deliberately, dimly lit room, and, whilst that was more or less true again at CES, they did at least show some graphics to show what it could possibly look like.

One thing we do know, now, is the name, the Galaxy X. Samsung also shared some information on how the device would operate, but availability is still unknown whilst the company works on the Software experience, but plans on a Spring unveiling.

Samsung showing off the prototype, back in November 2018

Samsung aims to allow the device to bend without leaving a crease mark, something which seems to still be work in progress, but the company is confident can be resolved;

When unfolded, Samsung’s foldable phone does not show any crease indicating it had been bent, however, completely folding the device will lead to breakage. For this reason, Samsung is testing the device so that the sides remain slightly lifted when folded. The prototype seen today leaves a crease mark when being folded, but this issue will be fixed in the finalised version.

Samsung exec

Whether the Galaxy X will be available for prime time earlier is, as of yet, unknown, but we’d rather they took their time to make it decent, whilst the rest of us just eye the upcoming Galaxy S10 devices.

Regardless, Samsung plans to release the Galaxy X in the coming months, which begs the question, would you want a Galaxy X instead of a more traditional Smartphone like the upcoming Galaxy S10 devices.

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