The Galaxy S7 series got released toward the end of the first quarter, while Samsung is gearing up to release Galaxy Note 6 in August this year. Two variants of the Note 6 are being rumored. One of the versions will apparently boast of a curved-edge display, while the other will settle for a flat display.
Apart from the Note series, the South Korean tech giant has no other high-end device lined up for 2016. Hence, the focus has now shifted to handsets earmarked for 2017.
A new report shared via Weibo says Samsung will be introducing five high-end Galaxy smartphones next year — the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8 Edge, Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy Note 7 Edge and a new series called Samsung Galaxy X.
The Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 7 series will reportedly have 2.5K resolution on a Super AMOLED display, complete with RGB sub-pixel arrangement. The brand-new Samsung Galaxy X, on the other hand, is believed to be the “foldable smartphone.” This handset will apparently come with a phenomenal 4K display, bundled with diamond PenTile sub-pixel arrangement.
It is worth noting that the South Korean tech giant was earlier rumored to be working on a smartphone codenamed Project Valley, which is apparently the foldable smartphone. Past rumors did not indicate the release timeframe. However, now, citing reports from Korea, Sam Mobile says this device could be launched in 2017.
Furthermore, Galaxy X users will apparently be able to fold the handset like a wallet, which will make it easier to carry around in pockets. Not to forget, Samsung has been awarded many patents with regard to foldable technology in the past. The company is believed to use these patents to build the foldable smartphone.