Yet another rumor about Samsung’s Galaxy X foldable smartphone has hit the web today. While a report out of South Korea had recently suggested that Samsung will be showing off prototypes of its first foldable smartphone at IFA this year, a new leakster from China has claimed the Galaxy X will launch in Q3 this year. He claims to be a member of Samsung Galaxy Club in China and has been quite accurate with Galaxy S8 leaks recently.
The leakster added that the Galaxy Note 8 will actually arrive after the Galaxy X, in the fourth quarter of 2017. This does sound a little odd to us, as Samsung has recently been announcing new Galaxy Note devices in Q3 instead of Q4. However, it does sound plausible as the company delayed the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ launch this year thanks to the more stringent product testing norms that were enforced after the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco last year. The Galaxy Note 8 being the direct successor to the Galaxy Note 7, it only makes sense for Samsung to be even more cautious and spend more time ironing out all issues with the device.
Coming back to the Galaxy X foldable smartphone, Samsung is expected to launch two variants – the Galaxy X1 and the Galaxy X1+. Similar to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, the Galaxy X1+ should be identical to the Galaxy X1 in most areas but pack a larger display.