On Wednesday, Samsung unveiled its first ever upcoming foldable phone. Giving the first glimpse of the foldable phone, the company said that the smartphone would be produced in bulk in the forthcoming months.
Samsung senior vice president of mobile marketing, Justin Denison gave the first glimpse of the foldable smartphone and briefed that the phone turns into a tablet when unfolded. He said that when the smartphone is unfolded, it is a phone which can be easily put inside a pocket. And users who wish to use the device like a tablet can unfold it and enjoy the screen size of a tablet in a smartphone.
Justin Denison briefed that the smartphone is based on a new display technology called Infinity Flex Display. The Infinity Flex Display will enable users to fold and unfold the device again and again without any degradation.
“The Infinity Flex Display represents an entirely new mobile platform,” Denison said. “We’ve been living in a world where the size of your screen can only be as large as the device itself. We’ve added a new dimension to help you browse, watch and multitask like never before.”
As per the reports, the device which Denison unveiled was not the final product, and there has been news that the final product by the Samsung will be sleeker and have smaller bezels than the device Denison showed.
“The success or failure of Samsung’s first folding phone will depend on how well Samsung has been able to button up the device.” CCS Insights analyst Ben Wood said. “If it’s a slick, attractively designed device it will be a magnet for gadget lovers. If it is bulky and hard to use it will be a tougher sell.”
With the Samsung Multi-Active Window, users can run up to three apps at the same time in the upcoming foldable smartphone. Head of Android UX, Google’s Glen Murphy revealed that Android would support the new foldable display technology.