Samsung may reveal the foldable Galaxy X at CES in January

We’ve been hearing about a foldable Samsung phone for a while now, with rumors pointing to a 2019 announcement. But that reveal may come a bit sooner than expected: the Galaxy X could be shown off as soon as CES 2019 in January.

For reference, Samsung usually reveals its Galaxy S phones during Mobile Word Congress in the spring. It made sense to assume that’s when Samsung would show off the Galaxy X as well. But leaker Ice universe , who has a solid track record for such things, believes the phone will be revealed as early as CES:

Perhaps that makes sense. While Mobile World Congress tends to focus on the mainstream phone industry, CES has often been the venue to show off emerging technologies, including flexible screens .

Considering the Galaxy X is rumored to cost nearly $2000 , it won’t be much of a mainstream product anyway; average buyers will likely opt for the S10 (or the imminent Note 9) instead. Still, it’s an exciting time in phone design – now that the battle over bezels is nearly over, the industry has to find new ways to evolve .

Of course, January is a long time away and anything can change between now and then, but it looks like it’s only a matter of time until foldable phones are no longer the subject of science fiction – even if Microsoft seems to be giving up .