SAMSUNG SHARES SOME DETAILS OF NEW FOLDABLE SMARTPHONE
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.
Justin Denison, Samsung Electronics senior vice-president of mobile product marketing, speaks during the unveiling of Samsung’s new “Infinity Flex”.