Samsung introduced its first folding smartphone at the SDC Developer Conference in San Francisco. When composing, the futuristic mobile phone is strong – and reveals an impressively large, 18.5 cm (18.5 cm) screen and a 2152 × 1536 pixel resolution (420 dpi). The display should withstand "thousands" of folding operations.
Mass production of the folding network begins with Samsung already "in the coming months". Details of devices using the so-called "Infinity Flex" display are not yet available.
One user interface provides flip-flop support
The device that Samsung has has a front small display (840 × 1960 pixels in a 21: 9 aspect ratio) that is active in the closed state. If you open a smartphone, the application on the small screen should appear on the large fold screen without delay. The new Samsung UI user interface provides support for the Falt screen. Another feature is the simultaneous display of three applications on the display, Samsung calls "Multi Active Window".
A Mobile Mobile Emulator is scheduled for this year on Samsung Developer Website.
Google also announced that from the next version of the mobile operating system will support Android Falt smartphones. Google calls a new type of "Folded" device.
Apparently thinner than Royole FlexPai
Samsung is not the only manufacturer with Falt phones – and not the first: the Chinese company Royole has Flexold already folding in the market, opened the screen with a height of 7.8 inches. FlexPai looks stronger than Samsung; however, we were able to see it only for a few seconds in low light conditions in the SDC phase. Samsung has not yet released product photos, there are only schemas.
Since 2011, Samsung has been using flexible displays since then, and Koreans have been showing technical studies about bendable OLEDs since then. Concrete products have not yet appeared.
update: Resolution information for both displays has been added.
Disclaimer: Editor Jan-Keno Janssen was invited by Samsung to SDC in San Francisco.
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