Korean technology giant, Samsung has unveiled its much-anticipated foldable smartphone.
Samsung showed off the Infinity Flex Display during its annual developer conference dubbed Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) 2018 in San Francisco on Wednesday.
The company said its the next big breakthrough in the display technology.
“Infinity Flex represents the biggest leap forward in mobile display technology in the past decade. We’ll be ready to start mass production in the coming months,” Samsung’s SVP of Mobile Product Marketing Justin Denison said.
In a brief demo at SDC, Samsung showed off a prototype. From the first look, the Samsung foldable smartphone looks just like a thick and ugly smartphone with a regular touchscreen display on the front.
However, it opens up to reveal its second and bigger screen that turns the foldable phone into a tablet. When open, the users will be able to use three apps side-by-side.
During the presentation, Samsung said that their display is super-durable and one can fold it hundreds of thousands of times.
Samsung foldable smartphone Specs
Pixel density is a standard 420 ppi, which is not the highest out there, but perfectly fine. Resolution when folded is 840 x 1960, but 1536 x 2152 when unfolded. The aspect ratios, however, are the more interesting specs here. The folded, phone version of the Infinity Flex has a 4.58-inch display with an aspect ratio of 21:9, which would make it pretty much the tallest device on the market and probably not the greatest screen for game-playing, video viewing, or anything like that. The unfolded, tablet version is clearly the primary mode for those types of activities, as it has a more standard 4.2:3 aspect ratio and a screen size of 7.3 inches.
The event also witnessed the announcement of a Samsung-Google partnership that has enabled the upcoming built-in support for this new form factor of devices named “foldables.”
The Samsung foldable smartphone is expected to launch in 2019.