It’s common knowledge that Samsung is working on a foldable phone currently known as the Galaxy X, and has been for years, but there’s now evidence that it could be about to land, as a phone with a model number linked to the Galaxy X has its own support page on Samsung’s site.
That model number is ‘SM-G888N0’ and this isn’t the first time it’s appeared, as it’s also recently been spotted in a filing from the Korean National Radio Research Agency (NRRA), and at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group.
But this is the first time it’s been posted by Samsung itself, and all this activity, coupled with the fact that it has its own support page, albeit a currently empty one, suggests the phone could be launching very soon.
It could be anything
The bigger question is whether this is actually the Samsung Galaxy X, as the model number only seems to be linked to Samsung’s foldable phone on the basis that it’s not related to any existing range.
So it may well be a more conventional handset, but Samsung doesn’t often launch new ranges of phones, and there is other evidence that we might see the Galaxy X soon, most notably a comment from Samsung’s mobile boss, who said the company aims to launch a folding phone in 2018.
But if the SM-G888N0 really is the Samsung Galaxy X we wouldn’t count on being able to buy it even when it does launch, as the ‘N0’ in the name suggests the phone is headed to South Korea, and that may well be the only place it launches, as Samsung probably won’t want to commit to a global launch for such an untested idea.
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James is a freelance phones, tablets and wearables writer and sub-editor at TechRadar. He has a love for everything ‘smart’, from watches to lights, and can often be found arguing with AI assistants or drowning in the latest apps. James also contributes to 3G.co.uk, 4G.co.uk and 5G.co.uk and has written for T3, Digital Camera World, Clarity Media and others, with work on the web, in print and on TV.