Samsung Trademarks Galaxy X—Prepped for 1st Foldable
March 06, 2017
Samsung has been working on foldable smartphone technology for quite a while now. A foldable display has been something that not only Samsung, but also various other tech firms have been eyeing for a while now. LG has had their eyes set on a similar design, and last year at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show, both the companies showed off their flexible displays. Samsung is expected to demonstrate a foldable smartphone prototype, likely to be named Samsung Galaxy X. Samsung filed a new trademark as shown below.
Samsung’s game plan seems good but it looks like the company does not want to release anything of substantial importance before they come out with the Samsung Galaxy S8. It is also safe to assume that they will not be releasing any high-value devices till the middle of the year to ensure maximum sales of their flagship device, the Samsung Galaxy S8. However, Samsung Galaxy X is indeed an interesting concept, and perhaps the future of technology. Samsung’s biggest target with foldable displays is not just to sell smartphones, but also to begin selling the displays. Samsung already sells chipsets and display panels to various smartphone manufacturers.
Figure 1 Trademark Application for Galaxy X
While the Galaxy X may be the name used for Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, there are a number of reports that Samsung will revive the “Note” brand, codenamed Baikal ( the name of a Siberian Lake) with a series of innovations: