While many shoppers have their eyes on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9, others have their sights set on the rumored Samsung Galaxy X which may, or may not, be the Galaxy S10.
The Samsung Galaxy S9 is getting all of the attention right and rightfully so. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are on sale and the two devices are worthy successors to the Galaxy S8 and worthy competitors for the iPhone X and iPhone 8. If you’re in the hunt for a new smartphone, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ should be near the top of your list.
There are also two rumored Galaxy smartphones that might catch your eye. One is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, a kind-of-official successor for the Galaxy Note 8. The other device is the Samsung Galaxy X, a rather mysterious device that could be Samsung’s Galaxy S10 or, perhaps, something more.
Samsung Galaxy X Rumors
Samsung Galaxy X rumors have outlined potential features coming with a flagship device for 2018 or 2019 including one that could leave Samsung’s bent Edge display in the dust.
The Galaxy X release date could be months away, but Samsung hasn’t shied away from the rumors. The Galaxy X, model number SM-G888N0, was recently posted on a support page on Samsung’s website.
The phone is very real and it’s one that should be on your radar if you’re looking for a new device in 2018. That doesn’t necessarily mean you should wait for the Galaxy X though.
While some of you might want to hold out for Samsung’s announcements, others are going to be much better off buying something long before the Galaxy X arrives on shelves.
In this guide we’ll take you through some reasons to wait for the Samsung Galaxy X and some reasons why you might want to pass.
Wait for a Foldable Display
If you're perfectly happy with your current device and/or you're unimpressed with the current crop of devices, you might want to wait around for the Galaxy X. If rumors are accurate, it could take smartphones in a new direction.
The most exciting Galaxy X rumor centers around the device's display. Instead of Samsung's "Edge" display, the Galaxy X is rumored to have a completely flexible display made up of two bezel-less OLED display panels with a hinge in the middle.
A foldable, flexible smartphone would be extremely portable and it could open up a wealth of new software features including this one found in a patent by Patently Mobile.
If this patent pans out, Galaxy X users could tap an icon on the edge area of the phone to open up an app when the phone is unfolded.
The patent also points to multiple user profiles displayed on the phone's edge. This would allow multiple users to input their password and gain access to their information.