Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, which is expected to be announced in 2019, could retail for north of $1800 when it hits the shelves, according to a prediction by Kim Jang-Yeol, Head of Research, Golden Bridge Investment.
Dubbed the Galaxy X, the elusive handset is rumoured to be equipped with a 7.3-inch flexible OLED screen that can unfold to form a medium-sized tablet. It should also come with an Exynos 9810/Snapdragon 845 CPU and at least 6GB of RAM.
Samsung is believed to have showcased several prototypes of the Galaxy X at a private gathering at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas back in January, so it could guage market reponse to the several different designs it’s toying with.
Jang-Yeol expects the Galaxy X to retail for $1850, which isn’t all that surprising considering earlier reports noted that it could fetch as much as $2500. Some rumour-spinners also expect it be available in limited quantities at launch.
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The Galaxy X has become something of a folk tale in the tech community, with the most notable rumours contradicting the others – and that’s because Samsung is working on a number of prototypes, which all bare different design features.
It’s possible that the price Jang-Yeol came up with is for a prototype he heard about and not the actual handset, so the final version that hits the shelves could be a lot cheaper, or even more expensive – in line with the recent rumours.
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