Samsung will announce the long-rumored Galaxy X foldable smartphone ahead of the highly anticipated Galaxy S10, according to prolific leaker Ice Universe.

Rumors regarding the Galaxy X have been heating up. This likely means that the foldable smartphone's unveiling, which has been delayed for a few years, will finally happen soon.

Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Phone Release Date

In January, reports claimed that Samsung was looking to set the Galaxy X launch this December or early 2019. A follow-up report in May said that Samsung was planning the Galaxy X announcement for next year's Mobile World Congress in February, with the Galaxy S10 to be unveiled a month earlier in January at CES 2019.

Ice Universe, however, contradicted the previous report. According to the leaker, Samsung will be unveiling the Galaxy X at CES 2019, then the Galaxy S10 at the 2019 Mobile World Congress.

The Galaxy X launch has been postponed for a few years, but it looks like it will finally be hitting the market next year. Reports have claimed that the components of the foldable phone are already being manufactured, in time for an early 2019 launch.

The close announcement dates for the Galaxy X and Galaxy S10 should not be a problem for Samsung. The Galaxy X will likely not cannibalize sales for the Galaxy S10, as the foldable smartphone is expected to be a niche device with a price tag that may go as high as around $1,800, nearly double the price of the $1,000 iPhone X by rival Apple.

Samsung Flagship Smartphones For 2019

While information from Ice Universe is often reliable, the Galaxy X and Galaxy S10 release dates may still change. Samsung fans will likely have to wait until late 2018 for further rumors on which device will be announced first next year.

However, either way, it looks like Samsung will be launching three flagship smartphones in 2019, similar to Apple's expected plan to unveil three new iPhone models this year.

Following Ice Universe's information, Samsung will announce the Galaxy X at CES 2019, followed by the Galaxy S10 at MWC 2019. The Galaxy S10 is expected to be the first Samsung smartphone that will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor.

The third flagship smartphone next year is the Galaxy Note 10, which will be the successor to the upcoming Galaxy Note 9. Samsung will not be unveiling the Galaxy Note 9 on Aug. 9, but the rumor mill is already looking ahead to the Galaxy X and Galaxy S10.

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