It looks like Samsung are about to break the rules of smartphone design when they launch the Samsung Galaxy X in early 2018. It had previously been rumoured that the handset could arrive toward the end of this year, however, now it is thought not.
Unnamed industry sources have suggested that the Samsung Galaxy X is going to make use of materials with the name of polyimide film and this is a material that is flexible, thin and resistant to heat. It also remains stable in a huge range of temperatures and thanks to it being so flexible and thin it is one of the key components in foldable phones.
The polyimide film is from Kolon Industries but we have heard that they are not going to start producing it until the first half of 2018. The prototype version of the Samsung Galaxy X may appear this year, however it won’t be until the following year that it will be made available commercially.
Samsung is in a race with Apple, as they have been given a license for a bendable handset and it is thought that LG is entering into the game too. So whether the Samsung Galaxy X is going to be the first smartphone in the world to offer up a bendable display remains to be seen.