The Bluetooth SIG has granted Bluetooth certification to a new Samsung device that is speculated to be the foldable Galaxy X smartphone.
(CCM) — It's been a couple of years since rumours about Samsung working on a foldable smartphone started circulating. The alleged device has also been showcased as a prototype at several events. However, Samsung has never confirmed its plans for bringing out such a device. Now, in the latest report, it appears Samsung's foldable smartphone, the Galaxy X, has received Bluetooth certification.
The Bluetooth certification has been awarded to a Samsung device with model number SM-G888N0. The model number does not correspond to any other current device in Samsung's inventory, so there's a possibility that it could be the Galaxy X. Also, the same model number was spotted four months ago at the Wi-Fi Alliance for Wi-Fi certification. As per the Bluetooth certification document, the SM-G888N0 comes with Bluetooth 4.2 standard.
Admittedly, the Bluetooth 4.2 standard is pretty old in comparison to Samsung's latest flagship device, the Galaxy S8 that comes with Bluetooth 5.0. It just does not make sense why Samsung would include an old standard in its revolutionary foldable phone. Well, Samsung is yet to confirm the Galaxy X, but reports say that the company might launch it by the end of 2017 or at the beginning of 2018.
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