Although smartphone technology is at its peak but even then manufacturers are hectic to explore more and more unique and innovative features. One of such features is the foldable or bending display. Samsung, LG and other manufacturers are said to have been working on bending displays for years, but now it seems that they could soon be off the ground.

Although there were rumors that ZTE has achieved something to astonish everybody but latest developments reveal that Samsung might be the first to get a truly foldable smartphone out of the door; as it looks like one has just been certified in South Korea.

Is it Galaxy X?

A tech site LetsGoDigital claims that the National Radio Research Agency (NRRA) of the Korea Communications Commission (KCC) has just approved the Samsung device. The gadget, believed to be called the Samsung Galaxy X, houses model number SM-G888N0, with the “N0” portion reportedly denoting that it belongs to the Korean market.

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NRRA Certification Result

 

When we go through the certification result page, SM-G888N0 is classed as “Equipment of radio equipment for LTE mobile communication” — which could be a number of things — but a device with the same model number was previously seen on the Wi-Fi Alliance as a “smartphone.” It seems pretty likely that this relates to a phone or hybrid smartphone/tablet of some kind.

Samsung’s mobile boss confirmed the news by saying, “The Company is aiming to launch a bendable phone in 2018, assuming it can overcome some problems. Additionally, we’ve heard that its model number might have popped up in a Korean filing. We could be just a bit closer to release after all.”

Expected  Release Date

The news does not specify anything else about the device however the certification suggests it’s going to be seen soon — at least in South Korea. Perhaps we’ll have to wait for CES 2018 to be held in Las Vegas to know exactly how the ‘Samsung Galaxy X’ may look like. 

Samsung’s mobile boss confirmed the news by saying, “The Company is aiming to launch a bendable phone in 2018, assuming it can overcome some problems. Additionally, we’ve heard that its model number might have popped up in a Korean filing. We could be just a bit closer to release after all.”

On the contrary, if it does arrive in the near future, it would go head-to-head with Apple’s new iPhone X. It would be exciting to see these handsets compete against each other at the same time, but as we’ve already seen a few bezel-less devices released ahead of the iPhone X from major manufacturers like Mi Mix 2 and Mate 10, Samsung’s folding phone may be the most interesting for fanatics.