The reveal comes at a time when interest in foldable phones is heating up. In 2019 this is all set to change. When you unfold the device, everything gets expanded to make better use of the bigger display.
At the Samsung Developer Conference exec Justin Denison announced the Infinity Flex display technology, which he dubbed as the "future of mobile display technology". One UI seeks to resolve those issues.
United States start-up Royole launched its own version last week - the FlexPai, which features a 7.8-inch screen that can be folded down to fit into a pocket. Without it, the screen real estate would simply be too vast to operate singlehandedly. This dual functionality should take the smartphone user experience to next level. In addition, users can browse, watch, connect and multitask without losing a beat, simultaneously using three active apps on the larger display.
Since glass is static and inherently inflexible, Samsung developed a new substitute: an advanced composite polymer. It is folded back in on itself, potentially foreshadowing a Galaxy X announcement this week. The report added that designers are in favour of the portrait type even though the display may seem narrower. It has also confirmed when we can expect Android 9 to be rolled out for flagship devices like the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9.
"First, Samsung needs to show foldable smartphones are commercially viable".
Samsung calls the Infinity Flex display "the foundation for the smartphone of tomorrow".
Unfortunately, Samsung did not give us any hard details about the phone, such as a name, release date, or price.
The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy X has been beaten at the final hurdle. Now, it is giving the world a first glimpse.
If the leaked videos are any indication, this technology isn't ready for prime time just yet.
Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: The smartphone premiered a 4K display before it was easy to obtain such ultra-high definition mobile content. We only saw the device for a few seconds.
In its default, folded state, the device looks like a typical smartphone, albeit a bit smaller and thinner.