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Galaxy X Release: Galaxy X Slated To Be Shown At MWC 2017; Samsung MWC 2017 Presentation To Gauge Foldable Products' Response

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Samsung will reportedly release a new foldable smartphone at the upcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017, which is slated to happen in Barcelona this month. The Korea-based tech giant's upcoming smartphone is currently dubbed as Samsung Galaxy X.

Samsung Galaxy X's prototype is said to be unveiled at MWC 2017; however, the said foldable smartphone will only be shown closed doors. With that said, Samsung Galaxy X foldable prototype will only be presented to individuals and/or companies invited at MWC private room, Indian Express reported.

Meanwhile, according to Digitimes, unnamed Taiwan sources revealed that Samsung will begin its small production for the Galaxy X's first prototype within the 4th quarter of the year, while the mass production of the Galaxy X will not happen until Q2 2018 - unless the company will not find any technical issues on the said foldable smartphone. The said clam-type Samsung Galaxy X smartphone will feature a flexible AMOLED display, which the company patented via US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) late 2016.

Aside from the Galaxy X, the electronics company will also showcase some foldable displays, both in-foldable ones and out-foldable ones, at the much-anticipated MWC 2017. Samsung's invite-only presentation of its foldable products is said to further gauge viewers' response on Samsung's foldable merchandises. It is said that if manufacturers will give an optimistic response towards the presentation, the possibility of acquiring contracts from other mobile device producers and distributors will be likely.

On other news, Samsung is not the first mobile device maker to introduce the technology and file patent on flexible display, as LG initially introduced a device sporting flexible display in 2013. Apart from both Korea-based tech companies, Microsoft and Apple also filed patents for similar technology, with bendable curved display for Apple and flexible hinge and display for the Redmond-based tech giant.

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