United States start-up Royole launched its own version last week - the FlexPai, which features a 7.8-inch screen that can be folded down to fit into a pocket. Samsung is holding a developer conference in November that could give us our first look at the new form factor.
It had been widely expected that top vendor like Samsung or Huawei would be the first but the California-based start-up beats big tech companies in launching the Royole FlexPai. "Before we take it to the market, we want to share with developers what we've done so far and see what they think of it", the official added. And, the Gravity Effect created visual interaction option for users with the smartphone by tilting the screen. It's likely going to depend on that screen.
As per the previous rumours, the upcoming foldable smartphone from Samsung could be used both as a phone and a tablet. The main screen is of 7.3-inch when it fully open, allowing you to use the device as a tablet. However, placing two displays can make the device more expensive, increase the thickness and impact the battery life.
There are also reports that suggest the phone could target the gaming enthusiast and may not be for the general masses.
Reuters says that Samsung will "depart from its usual policy of keeping product plans highly secret" and reveal some details about the phone's key features for app developers this week.
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Whatever use case Samsung ends up touting and whatever specs the Galaxy X phone will boast, don't expect this to be a mainstream device that fits alongside the Galaxy S or Note lineups.
Additionally, Samsung might launch it in the first quarter of 2019 with a hefty price tag.
Research firm Strategy Analytics forecast in May global sales of just 1.2 million foldable phones next year though should soar to about 64.9 million phones in 2023.
Whether we'll see a proper consumer-ready device is another question entirely.