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Samsung foldable smartphone with Inifinity Flex display: How it works



samsung foldable phone
Samsung’s foldable smartphone can unfold like a book
from a smartphone into a tablet.


  • Samsung
    unveiled the first look of its foldable smartphone using its
    new foldable display technology called “Infinity Flex.”
  • The device is running on a special version of Android
    developed in partnership with Google designed around foldable
    display designs. 
  • Mass production is expected in the “coming months,” but it
    wasn’t clear if a phone or the display itself will be mass
  • Few other details were announced.

finally revealed the first official details about its
long-rumored foldable
on Wednesday.

The phone, which is currently nameless, is essentially a
clamshell device. There is a regular display on the front
for standard smartphone use when the device is closed.

The magic happens when you open — or unfold — the device. The
interior opens like a book to provide one seamless 7.3 inch
screen, transforming the phone into a tablet. 

Before Samsung showed off the device at the event, it kept the
phone in a square case to conceal its design.

Samsung senior vice president Justin Denison said “Trust me,
there’s a device inside here [the case] and it is stunning.”

The foldable display itself is called “Infinity Flex.” To create
its Infinity Flex display, Samsung said it needed to invent and
use new materials to make a display that can fold an unfold
“hundreds of thousands of times” without breaking or becoming

Samsung also worked with Google to create a special version of
Android designed around a foldable display design. One of the
highlighted features announced at Samsung’s event was “App
Continuity” that allows you to use an app when the phone is
folded, and continue using it when you unfold the phone in tablet
format. The app would also enlarge itself to fill the
tablet-format display.  

samsung foldable phone
The phone folded into a normal smartphone


Samsung also mentioned its “Multi-active Window” feature that
would let you have up to three open and usable apps on the
unfolded tablet display. 

samsung foldable phone 3 appsYouTube/Samsung

Little else about the device was shared by Samsung, apart from
confirmation that the company will begin mass production in the
“coming months.” Denison didn’t make it clear whether a phone
with the Infinity Flex display will begin mass production in the
coming months, or if only the display itself will soon be mass
produced.  There’s still no word on pricing, design, specs,
or final availability. 

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