Samsung Unveils the First Ever Foldable Phone That Turns into a Tablet

Samsung's foldable phone is not only fascinating physically, but also internally. With Samsung's multi-active window, users can now run three apps simultaneously in one screen.

  • November 8, 2018

Who would have thought that bendable phones are actually possible? On Wednesday, Samsung senior vice president of mobile marketing Justin Denison unveiled the first ever Samsung foldable phone that holds the power of a handy phone and tablet.

Denison showed a prototype of Samsung’s foldable phone that is equipped with “Infinity Flex Display” and works like a traditional phone when closed and a 7.3-inch tablet when opened.

Video Courtesy of C|Net

Samsung’s foldable phone is not only fascinating physically, but also internally. With Samsung’s multi-active window, users can now run three apps simultaneously in one screen.

On making the infinity flex display, Samsung engineers and designers encountered several challenges and invented new materials to make it possible.

A new protective layer has been made with an advanced composite polymer that’s both flexible and tough to replace the glass cover window most gadget has.

Moreover, a new kind of malleable adhesive that laminates the display layers together securely while enabling them to flex has also been made.

And to make the phone thinner and handy, Samsung created a new polarizer (an essential layer that filters external light reducing glare to read the display) that is 45% thinner.

Additional details about the new phone are yet to be finalized by the company yet. However, Samsung stated that it would be ready for mass production in the coming months.

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Watch the highlights of Samsung’s Foldable phone revelation.

Samsung is one of the mobile companies that are working on foldable phones for years. Huawei Technologies Co Ltd of China is said to be planning to launch a foldable 5g smartphone by mid-2019.

Meanwhile, just last week, a Chinese display making start-up, Royole unveiled a foldable Android phone with a 7.8-inch screen for the price of $1,300. The company stated that filling of orders will start in late December.



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