Samsung, one of the biggest phone manufacturers in the world, has just announced its first ever foldable phone. This is the first mainstream foldable phone from a mainstream company, and although we have seen multiple foldable devices to date, this seems like the most promising.
Samsung’s foldable phone is built on a technology called Infinity Flex Display that allows you to fold the phone into a phone-sized screen, or open it up to use it as a tablet-sized device with a 7.3-inch display. You will be able to run 3 apps at a time on the tablet mode, too. There is no bezel between the two parts of the device, and it actually looks kind of nice.
The device Samsung showed off isn’t thin or bezel-less completely like Samsung’s Galaxy devices, though. Samsung says this is just a prototype device and the company is hiding the design elements for now, but it apparently looks gorgeous inside. However, this is how the end product should look like when it comes out in 2019:
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Google today also announced that the company is building native support for foldable devices into Android, and that’s going to come in handy for companies like Samsung and others to build a universal experience that’s consistent across all the new Android foldable devices that are going to come out soon.
Samsung is expected to officially release its foldable device in 2019, which is exactly when Microsoft is expected to unveil its own foldable Surface device: Andromeda.