Samsung begins its own vision of a flexible screen phone. At the conference for developers, the company demonstrated the long-awaited foldable smartphone Samsung, which until recently was only rumored.
The prototype of the device was shown in blackout and on an enlarged scale. The manufacturer has not yet disclosed the details of the appearance of the smartphone, preferring to keep the design of the device secret.
“When opened, a Samsung flexible screen smartphone is a tablet, and when folded it becomes a phone that fits in your pocket,” said Justin Denison, Vice President of Samsung Electronic America.
When expanded, the large 7.3-inch Infinity Flex screen is active. When the flexible screen samsung is closed, a small auxiliary display on the front panel works. The transfer of data from one screen to another occurs automatically. Technically, this is implemented using additional options of the Android mobile system. The company announces the possibility of displaying three applications at once on a large tablet screen at the time of its activity.
The manufacturer also did not publish the technical features. It is known that the foldable Samsung smartphone is equipped with an OLED-matrix screen. The display is protected by a composite material instead of shock-resistant glass. The company did not disclose the number of opening cycles the device can withstand.
On the Samsung corporate platform, information about the Infinity Flex screen is tied to information about new features of the Android operating system. The blog mentions a mobile OS update that will bring a foldable Samsung smartphone “unique features that are not available on conventional mobile devices.”
Google Corporation, during a meeting with Android Dev Summit developers, announced a new feature of its operating system, called "screen continuity". The innovation is designed for foldable devices and flexible displays. As the name suggests, the function works with the display system, changing its modes as you move from one screen to another. The developers have promised to optimize the Android OS for the new format of flexible smartphones, but did not specify an exact timeline. According to some assumptions, new features will be available in Android 10, which will be released in 2019.
Serial production of the Samsung smartphone with a flexible screen is scheduled for the coming months, and the presentation of the finished version will most likely take place in 2019. In addition, the company representatives spoke about the beginning of the design of screens capable of stretching and twisting.
The Topic of Article: Samsung unveils a prototype of the highly anticipated flexible screen smartphone.