Samsung folding smartphone prototype

Samsung presents prototype of its foldable smartphone

Raise your hand if you have been listening to the dream of foldable smartphones for at least a decade and had already put the perspective on the shelf of urban legends because of the silence of the manufacturers in relation to it. Well, today the Samsung finally showed that his intentions in the field are real.

Samsung folding smartphone prototype

The South Korean’s presentation comes after months of teasers and, although it shows a functional smartphone equipped with the indefectible folding screen, it still does not represent the launch of a product: the device was shown with the lights dimmed and dressed in a kind of “cover” so that details of its industrial design are not revealed before so cool.

What is already known about the notorious smartphone displayed at the event is the following: it has a 7.3 inch screen that can be folded like a wallet, as well as a second secondary screen for when the device is closed. Three applications can run on it simultaneously, increasing productivity.

Only one fact is concrete: Samsung intends to start mass production of the so-called Infinity Flex Display (the panel that equips the device) until next year and, from there, sell it to other manufacturers – attention, Apple – or use it on your own device. The smartphone itself presented today still has no name or expected release date.

Still, it’s encouraging to see that South Koreans are moving forward with technology – and that other companies like Microsoft, Xiaomi, Huawei and LG they are also trying to chase after similar achievements. Yeah, it looks like the next few years will be interesting in the smartphone world …

via Cult of Mac