Updated: 8 Nov 2018 09:57:50 AM
Samsung showed the prototype of a foldable smartphone during the company's annual developer conference in San Francisco. While the highly deceived device is not fully described to protect its design elements, the company told us what a folding mobile device would look like in the near future. This was the first time Samsung talked about its first foldable phone after years of speculation and rumors.
Samsung, the world's largest smartphone manufacturer, said the foldable display “is the basis for a new mobile experience Dün. The Infinity Flex Display comes with a tablet-like form factor with a 7.3-inch (1536 × 2152) home screen that closes like a book. When folded, users can see a 4.6-inch screen outside. This 4.6-inch display has a resolution of 1960 x 840 and a 21: 9 aspect ratio. Samsung said its foldable phone, which has not yet a definite name or design, will be in production in a few months and will start selling next year.
During the opening speech, Samsung explained little about how a foldable phone would work; At the moment the spec page is not even known. However, a large South Korean division said that a foldable phone would support three applications at the same time and would benefit from a number of features called Multi-Active Window. The next-generation smartphone also features a new continuity feature that allows applications or external display running on the external display to be expanded to a 7.3-inch display when the device is turned on.
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In the near future, Samsung will not be the only smartphone manufacturer to launch its foldable smartphones. A number of manufacturers including Huawei and LG are working on foldable smartphones. In fact, on Wednesday, Google said the Android mobile operating system would officially support foldable smartphones. By providing support to OEMs, manufacturers can now work on next-generation foldable phones without worrying about changing Android to the screen size.
Just bearable #androiddevsummitA new form factor that will come from Android partners next year.
Android applications run smoothly as the device folded and reaches the head feature of this form factor: screen continuity. pic.twitter.com/nafomcoy26
– Android Developers (@AndroidDev) November 7, 2018
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