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The foldable Galaxy X nears release, as Samsung needs a unique phone to top Apple and China

July 13, 2018

Tucked in a Korean media report that the release of Samsung’s Vice Chair from prison will accelerate innovation and delivery in its mobile department, are a few precious nuggets of info about the company’s foldable Galaxy X phone, or whatever it gets named.

The Samsung founder’s heir has the authority and strategic thinking to make long-term decisions instead of focusing on short-term outcomes, and, since the mobile section is in a kind of a crisis mode with the lukewarm Galaxy S9 sales, bold moves are needed. Jay Y. Lee has already ordered a last-minute change in the Note 9’s design to make it thinner, after going to China to meet with the bosses of Xiaomi, Huawei and Vivo there, and perusing their phones in a local shop. He is the one being able to deliver bolder changes, too, say local industry watchers.

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