Samsung has had a stellar year with the Korean technology firm producing some of the best smartphones of 2017.
The Galaxy S8 and Note 8 both feature stunning designs, market-leading cameras and edge-to-edge curved displays which are setting them apart from the rest of the Android competition.
But now it seems a new device could be coming soon which may overshadow Samsung’s flagship lineup.
Thought to be called the Galaxy X, this new smartphone looks set to include a unique foldable design.
Rumours have been rife that Samsung is designing the Galaxy X but a set of drawings spotted by LetsGoDigital may finally confirm its existence.
The sketches, which were apparently submitted to the Korean Intellectual Property Office, show a phone with a unique hinge in the centre of the phone.
This would allow the Galaxy X to be folded in half making it small enough to be placed in your pocket but then expanded to reveal a giant display.
The design is reminiscent of the original flip phones which were hugely popular before the all-screen smartphone revolution began.
Internal specs of the Galaxy X haven’t been revealed so it’s currently unclear how powerful it will be or which market it is aimed at.
Some reports have suggested the X could arrive as early as next year although a 2019 launch looks more likely.
Even if the X doesn’t arrive in the coming months Samsung fans should still the launch of a new smartphone early in 2018.
The Galaxy S9 could be revealed at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona with this new device likely to include an updated processor, tweaked design and dual-lens camera.
It’s also thought Samsung is working on a technology which would finally allow them to return the fingerprint scanner to the front of the phone.
The S8 and Note 8 have both seen these popular sensors moved to the rear of the device which isn’t as user friendly.
Samsung could embedded the scanner under the screen of the S9 which would certainly be welcomed addition and would make it an almost faultless smartphone.
According to the latest whispers, the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ will also ditch the 3.5mm headphone port.
It looks like the South Korean technology company will follow the likes of Apple, Google, Motorola, and HTC, and ditch the universal headphone port.
It’s unclear why the 3.5mm port, which was included in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8, is now destined for the scrapheap – but Galaxy fans aren’t happy about the latest rumour.
Fans have taken to social media to voice their annoyance about the decision.
One user posted to Twitter: “@Samsung this whole ‘Galaxy S9 has no headphone jack’ thing better be BS.”
“Google Pixel 2: no headphone jack. Xiaomi MI Mix 2: no headphone jack. the LG G6 has one but I pray that the Galaxy S9 won’t follow that trend,” another added.