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[Representational Image] Samsung Galaxy X flexible display phone is coming in 2018 with paper-like bending capability In Picture: A Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone is pictured at the introduction of the Galaxy S8 and S8 smartphones during the Samsung Unpacked event in New York City, United States March 29, 2017.REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Lately, we have been hearing a lot of rumours on Samsung's flexible display phone Galaxy X and now, the company has officially confirmed its existence.

Ko Dong-jin, president of Samsung's IM Division, in an interaction with Korea Business said the company has plans to debut the flagship phone with a bendable feature in 2018.

It has to be noted that the Galaxy Round, which made its debut in 2013, is the world's first phone with flexible display, but it only had curved AMOLED-based concave screen with refreshing gesture feature [see below].

Read more: Samsung Galaxy Round: World's First Flexible Display Smartphone Unveiled

However, the upcoming Galaxy X will be completely different and more advanced in terms of folding capabilities over Galaxy Round. The former is said to come with front-panel having 1.0R curvature, meaning the device's screen will be able to fold inward like a paper.

Samsung Pulls the Wraps-Off the World’s First Flexible Display Smartphone Galaxy Round
Samsung Galaxy Round comes with 5.7-inch super AMOLED full HD (1920x1080p) curved display having pixel density of 386 ppi (pixels per inch)A and YongD/ Samsung Tomorrow

If this is true, Galaxy X will set a new benchmark in the smartphone market, provided it wins the race to debut first, as arch-rival Apple is not too far behind and filed similar patent at United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) last month on November 23.

Samsung Galaxy Round Announced in Korea (Credit - Samsung Tomorrow)
Samsung Galaxy Round Announced in Korea (Credit - Samsung Tomorrow)Samsung Tomorrow

Read more: Apple's new patent reveals its foldable display feature

Reliable sources have indicated that Samsung's South Korean compatriot LG will be supplying the display panel for Apple's flexible iPhone development.

In 2017, big and small branded phones embraced bezel-less display with 18:9 aspect ratio and in the coming year, we expect to see the next stage of the phone evolution in the form of flexible screen. But, this will be very hard as it requires expensive construction materials and also small companies should be careful about patent infringements and simply can't lift technology from rivals, as there is cut-throat competition in the smartphone market.

Besides developing foldable smartphones, Samsung is also building a true zero-bezel display mobile.

Read more: Loved Infinity Display on Galaxy S8, Note8 series? Get ready for Samsung's new-age true zero-bezel smartphone

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Samsung working on true zero-bezel phone; concept image looks spectacularLetsGoDigital (Screen-shot)

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