When Samsung confirmed last year that it is commercially launching a foldable phone - believed to be called Galaxy X, the company's mobile chief, Koh Dong-jin, said that they are planning to release the device in 2018.
On Tuesday, Koh himself retracted his previous statement about the Galaxy X foldable phone during a press briefing in Las Vegas a day prior the CES 2018.
According to the mobile chief, they are taking their time in making the Galaxy X to ensure the new product will receive a positive response from consumers.
While Koh did not give a firm Galaxy X release date, industry sources already tipped (http://www.theinvestor.co.kr/view.php?ud=20180109000417) The Investor that Samsung is commencing production of the Galaxy X foldable phone in November.
On Wednesday,(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t-daMashXTk) TechConfigurations' latest video about Samsung's rumored Galaxy X caught the attention of several media outlets in South Korea.
Though Samsung has yet to issue a follow-up statement about this, industry insiders are already skeptical about the company's timeline for the launch of the Galaxy X. Insiders are doubting Samsung's planned launch for the foldable phone due to the unaddressed technical challenges surrounding the device, as per (http://www.theinvestor.co.kr/view.php?ud=20171227000860) The Investor.
Another source chimed in saying Samsung has yet to address issues related to the durability of the Galaxy X's hardware components.
The Samsung Galaxy X has been rumored ever since Samsung showed off a foldable display at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 in Las Vegas.
Flexible display: The Samsung Galaxy X is expected to have a foldable display.
The company might finally come out with one this year - the (http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/samsung-flexible-smartphone/) Samsung Galaxy X rumors started buzzing early this month after the company filed a patent describing a foldable display with a mechanical hinge in the middle.
Foldable Display: The most anticipated feature of the Samsung Galaxy X is of course, its display.
6GB RAM: The Samsung Galaxy X is expected to be a high-end, expensive device, capable of heavy gaming.