Samsung might introduce its long-rumoured foldable smartphone sometime early next year, according to The Wall Street Journal.

This device, which has been dubbed Galaxy X in the past, will reportedly feature a 7-inch display that bends in half. The folded device would take a wallet shape but will still have a display visible on the outside. Due to the two displays, Samsung would need to include a large battery. And all this tech would drive up the cost of the phone to more than $1,500/£1,150. Previously, we've heard estimates as high as $2,000.

Now, this report isn't anything too new. The current belief is that Samsung will begin mass production of the Galaxy X in November this year, before officially unveiling it at MWC 2019. The company is apparently most interested in being the "world's first" to market with a foldable phone, and sales of the device are less important. It would also market the device to a niche crowd, maybe even gamers.

But here's the thing: Other companies, like ZTE, have already introduced folding phones. The ZTE Axon M, available in the US through AT&T, features two displays. And although it looks impressive, it hasn't exactly made a huge splash. Maybe Samsung's offering will be different. - PAY MONTHLY PHONES The Samsung Galaxy S10+ is now available on EE who have been awarded the UK’s best network for the fifth year running. RootMetrics tested the four UK networks and EE was faster and more reliable than all of them, with better data performance. Their network has come a long way since they launched in 2012. Back then they had 11 UK cities covered by 4G. Today they cover most of the UK’s land mass, thanks to 19,000 state-of-the-art 4G sites. They’ve got faster, too – from 50Mbps to a maximum speed of 400Mbps. And they’re soon to experience even greater possibilities with the launch of 5G.

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