The Galaxy X has gotten confirmed by none other than Samsung itself, with a support page for the handset popping up on the company’s South Korean website. The name itself isn’t mentioned, but the model number SM-G888N0 indicates that it really is the firm’s foldable phone.
To recall, a device going by the name SM-G888N0 appeared on South Korea’s National Radio Research Agency and the Bluetooth SIG. Many believe this to be the model number for Samsung’s bendable smartphone. This is almost certain now that it’s surfaced on the brand’s site, as reported by Mobiel Kopen.
Sadly, the support page for the SM-G888N0 does not offer any hints at what Samsung is planning whatsoever. However, it does offer a clue as to when the phone will go public. The launch could be weeks away, perhaps in December 2017 or January 2018.
January is coincidentally the same month the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 takes place from January 9 to 12. It wouldn’t be out of place for Samsung to unveil its revolutionary smartphone at the event, showing off the handset’s foldable skills to the world.
Plus, this would keep the Galaxy X out of the way of the Galaxy S9 which is expected to be unveiled ahead of the MWC 2018 in late February. Some sharp-eyed people have noticed that the ‘N0’ part of SM-G888N0 indicates that the phone is meant for the Korean market.
It’s possible Samsung plans to release the Galaxy X in its home base first to test the waters. Expect to hear more about the flexible device in the coming weeks.