SAM­SUNG SHARES SOME DE­TAILS OF NEW FOLD­ABLE SMART­PHONE

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SAM­SUNG fi­nally re­vealed the first of­fi­cial de­tails about its long-ru­moured fold­able smart­phone on Wed­nes­day.

The phone, which is cur­rently name­less, is es­sen­tially a clamshell de­vice. There is a reg­u­lar dis­play on the front for stan­dard smart­phone use when the de­vice is closed.

The magic hap­pens when you open — or un­fold — the de­vice. The in­te­rior opens like a book to pro­vide one seam­less 18,5 cm screen, trans­form­ing the phone into a tablet.

Be­fore Sam­sung showed off the de­vice, it kept the phone in a square case to con­ceal its de­sign. Sam­sung se­nior vice-pres­i­dent Justin Deni­son said: “Trust me, there’s a de­vice in­side here [the case] and it is stun­ning.”

The fold­able dis­play it­self is called “In­fin­ity Flex.” To cre­ate its dis­play, Sam­sung said it needed to in­vent and use new ma­te­ri­als to make a dis­play that can fold and un­fold “hun­dreds of thou­sands of times” with­out break­ing or be­com­ing dam­aged.

Sam­sung men­tioned its “Multi-ac­tive Win­dow” fea­ture that would let you have up to three open and us­able apps on the un­folded tablet dis­play.

Lit­tle else about the de­vice was shared by Sam­sung, apart from con­fir­ma­tion that the com­pany will be­gin mass pro­duc­tion in the “com­ing months”. — Busi­ness In­sider.

PHOTO: REUTERS

Justin Deni­son, Sam­sung Elec­tron­ics se­nior vice-pres­i­dent of mo­bile prod­uct mar­ket­ing, speaks dur­ing the un­veil­ing of Sam­sung’s new “In­fin­ity Flex”.

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