Samsung's Folding Phone Might Not be Called the Galaxy X After All

By Tom Pritchard on at

We've known since the start of the year that Samsung's long-fabled folding smartphone would be arriving in the imminent future, and in accordance with rumours people have taken to calling it the Galaxy X. Because it's shorter and sounds better than 'foldable smartphone'. But now it turns out that the phone might not even be called Galaxy X after all.

That's according to one industry leaker @MDDJ_, who claims that not only is Samsung working on a gaming phone but also that the folding phone isn't called the Galaxy X.

As you can see, however, they don't actually mention what the phone *will* be called, nor do they provide any indication of where this information has come from. It could be a huge lie, for all we know, especially since this is the same leaker that claimed the Galaxy X would arrive in Q3 of last year. The Galaxy X name has also been floating around for a couple of years, so it would seem a bit strange for Samsung to go ahead and switch things up. That said, it might want to differentiate itself from Apple iPhone X which will be nearly 18 months old by the time the Galaxy X arrives.

But if it's not going to be called Galaxy X, what will the folding phone be called? I have no clue, and since I don't work in an (presumably) overfunded marketing department I have no possible suggestions. Galaxy B (for bendy)? that's the best I've got right now. We're just going to have to wait and see what Samsung comes up with, if it bothers to choose a new name at all.

The Galaxy X is currently expected to arrive sometime early next year, with rumours suggesting it could launch at CES in January. [Ubergizmo]