Samsung have been working on foldable tablets/phones for years, on and off at various stages, and while two models technically could have been launched at the start of the year, Samsung were soon rumored to wait until the market shifted a little while their technologies also matured more, and there were even talks of postponing the developments of the devices because of reshuffles within Samsung.
Since then, the first real leak or rumor from a official document in public that could possibly be pinned to Samsung as evidence of a foldable Samsung tablet coming sometime soon, was the Samsung Galaxy X trademark back in February, which certainly included a foldable mobile device category based on the official definitions of products for the Samsung Galaxy X when filing for the trademark.
The last weeks however there have been two unknown new Samsung devices in the phone category that have been officially Bluetooth certified. The first one was Samsung OWY on July 16, with the newest Bluetooth 5.0 standard. But now today, Sammobile believes that based on their own few pieces of information so far about a foldable mobile device from Samsung, the Samsung SM-G888 is the model number for the foldable Samsung Galaxy X.
The Samsung SM-G888NO was listed last Friday on July 28, with Bluetoth 4.2, also in the phone category. This device had previously Wi-Fi certified back in April, with dual-band Wi-Fi and Android 6.0
With these model numbers, the closest related model is the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini (SM-G800), with a 4.5-inch AMOLED display. But in order to replicate something like the size of an 8-inch tablet, we would need 3 of these phones side by side, to recreate the same screen size of an 8-inch tablet.
– Tom Bowen