The folding Samsung Galaxy X has been rumored for a number of years, and while it’s yet to officially see the light of day the latest rumors suggest it will be shown off to a select few in January 2019 and cost almost $2,000.
That’s according to analysts from Shinhan Financial and Golden Bridge Investment, who spoke to The Korea Times, with the latter claiming that the Samsung Galaxy X price could be as high as ₩2,000,000 (which is around $1,850, £1,375, AU$2,400).
If true, that would make the Galaxy X considerably more expensive than the top-spec iPhone X, which caused wallets to tremble when it launched at $1,149 (£1,149, AU$1,829).
Samsung has previously confirmed that it is working on a smartphone that can fold, but has offered no indication of a potential release date or any of the specs.
However, Kim Jang-yeol, head of research at Golden Bridge Investment, says that the Galaxy X will boast a 7.3-inch OLED display which will reduce to 4.5 inches when folded.
A CES sneak peek?
Park Hyung-woo, analyst at Shinhan Financial, expects the Galaxy X to enter production around November, with a view to launch towards the start of 2019.
There’s a suggestion that Samsung may hold some behind-closed-doors meetings with partners and retailers at the beginning of January during CES 2019, to show off the new foldable handset.
It’s likely the device won’t be made public until a little later on – potentially at MWC 2019 at the end of February.
While the claims made by the analysts are believable, we’ve heard so many rumors about the Galaxy X over the years it’s always worth taking things with a pinch of salt as firm details are still difficult to come by.
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