New Samsung Phone 2017: Galaxy X Release Date Expected At MWC To Showcase Foldable Display

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Reports have surfaced indicating Samsung may host at Mobile World Congress, a closed door unveiling for two new mobile devices, called the Galaxy X1 and Galaxy X1 Plus. The devices are reportedly prototypes of the foldable smartphones that Samsung has been developing for many years.  This unveiling could be the next step to a commercial release, according to BGR India.

There is not much known about the Galaxy X1 and Galaxy X1 Plus; however, reports have suggested since June 2016 that the devices, codenamed “Project Valley” may be announced at Mobile World Congress.

Preliminary rumors have suggested at least one of the devices may start as a 5-inch smartphone and fold out into a 7-or-8-inch tablet. Rumors also suggest the X1 may run Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, while the X1 Plus may run Android 7.0 Nougat.

Samsung has had similar releases in the past. The manufacturer released the Galaxy Round smartphone in October 2013 in South Korea as a limited availability prototype release. The device featured a prominent vertical curve and preceded the Galaxy Note Edge, which released in September 2014, with more wide spread availability. The Note Edge featured a curved edge on its right side. The Galaxy S6 Edge then released in April 2015 as Samsung’s first globally available curved display smartphone. The device introduced the dual-edge curved display, which has become a stable design for Samsung.

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