Samsung shows off Infinity Flex foldable smartphone display

Samsung shows off Infinity Flex foldable smartphone display

In October, Bloomberg News reported that the folding phone would go on sale during the second quarter of 2019 at the earliest. "We've been living in a world where the size of your screen can only be as large as the device itself".

The company even confirmed that Samsung meant to launch its foldable phone sometime in early 2019. The Korean electronics giant showed the new display technology at its annual San Francisco developer conference in the hopes of wooing app makers to create experiences that take advantage of it. It also has a cover display that acts as a phone.

High price tags are expected to prevent foldable phones from immediately becoming big hits, and some analysts even doubt there is huge appetite for such a product. Whether that will be any different from the small tablet design of the FlexPai remains to be seen. We may be starting from scratch with thick bezels.

In this way, the main screen is protected when the device is folded, unlike the FlexPai.

When users open the phone, their apps move seamlessly from the outside of the device to the interior screen.

On top of that, Samsung says it has some other high-tech screen technology up its sleeve. "We can not wait to see where the technology and collaboration takes us".

It's about time for something new in phones. They officially announced support for a category of Android devices it's made a decision to call "Foldables".

Although the device that Denison showed to the crowd of coders appeared much more bulky than a conventional smartphone, he said that the actual smartphone was encased in an enclosure to obscure the device's true design, which will presumably be revealed at a later a date. Several smartphone manufacturers are reportedly working on a folding smartphone, including Samsung, LG and Huawei.

What will we do with that big screen? Samsung has worked together with Google to add native support for the Infinity Flex Display to Android and there will be APIs to add app support for App Continuity (i.e. supporting resolution changes) and Multi Active Window.

Google is working closely with Samsung for the foldable phone.

Samsung says it will be ready to hit the market at some point next year.

Samsung's One UI will roll out with the Android Pie update, but the firm will let users try a beta version of it for the Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, and the Note 9 before it rolls out in January.

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