Is this Samsung foldable phone thing ever gonna happen?
Samsung unveiled a prototype of its much-anticipated foldable smartphone Wednesday at a company gathering in San Francisco. But don’t go camping in line for one just yet.
The bendable design, featuring Samsung’s Infinity Flex Display, enables users to change it from smartphone to tablet and back again.
Moments before discovering the prototype onstage at the Samsung Developer Conference, Justin Denison, Samsung’s major vice president of mobile concoction market, portended the proclamation as a “big milestone” for mobile devices.
With the lighters dimmed to conceal everything but the device’s exhibition, Denison pulled the example from a fur pocket to expose its capabilities.
“When it’s open, it’s a tablet offering a big-screen event, ” said Denison. “When it’s shut, it’s phone calls that are appropriate neatly inside your pocket.”
The display, coming in at 7.3 inches when in tablet mode, can “help you browse, watch, connect and multitask like ever been, ” Denison added.
The device appeared onstage for less than 60 seconds, returning to Denison’s jacket following the announcement.
Samsung has been trying to make this a thing since 2015. It was rumored to release the foldable phone in 2017. Twice. The same taunt came in January. Is this prototype a signed of an imminent liberation? Don’t support your breath.
While a launching time was not provided during the conference, Samsung stated that large-scale production of the folding phone is expected to begin in the coming months.
Google also stated Wednesday that it is working to ensure that the Android operating system is compatible with foldable devices.
“We’re optimizing Android for this new form part, ” Google said. “And, obliging changes to help developers everywhere take advantage of the possibilities this creates for astonishing new suffers, new ways to engage and love your users.”
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