Rumors surrounding Samsung's foray into the folding-screen smartphone market have heard a lot in recent days. This week alone, this is the third day in a row that we talk about Samsung's new line of equipment, the Galaxy X.
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These days we are talking about the supposed names with which these devices will hit the market (Galaxy X1 and Galaxy X1 Plus) and even the size of their screens, which may be 7 inches. A constant that appeared in all these rumors concerns their presentation, which should happen in the second half of this year.
The introduction of the Galaxy X may even take place in 2017, but its commercialization should only take place in 2018. This is what a new report today argues and the cause of this delay in the arrival of the Galaxy X will allegedly be , the main material to be used in its construction.
This material is known as polyimide film, which is polymer based. This polyimide film is a very thin and flexible material, but with great resistance to high temperatures, allowing it to remain stable at both high and low temperatures.
Thus, Samsung's main supplier of polyimide film will be Kolon Industries, having announced last August that the investment in a factory dedicated to the production of this material would be completed by the end of January 2018. That said, it is then expected that only then could Kolon Industries be able to mass produce polyimide film, thus delaying the arrival of the Galaxy Xs until the second half of 2018.
In short, everything we have read so far will not be completely wrong. Samsung may even present the world with a working prototype of its Galaxy X this year, but if you want to buy one of these for yourself you have to wait another year.
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