What Samsung's new foldable phone could actually look like

Yolanda Curtis
November 9, 2018

It also announced its take on the notch, with not one but three notch designs for its future devices - the Infinity U, Infinity V and Infinity O.

Samsung and Huawei have been beaten to the market, however, by Royole, a Chinese display making start-up, which last week unveiled a foldable Android phone with a 7.8 inch screen, priced from around US$1,300 (S$1,800).


Mr Dave Burke, vice-president of engineering for Google's Android software platform, told a Google conference in California that Samsung planned to introduce a new Android-based device early next year.

He did not reveal how thick the device is.


As well as showing off its foldable phone at the Samsung Developer Conference recently, Samsung also used the event to demonstrate an overhaul of its Android interface dubbed One UI, and in the process it might also have shown the colors that the Samsung Galaxy S10 will land in. While Samsung has so far been incapable of mass-producing OLED TV panels, the display manufacturer has a tight grip on the segment for small and medium-sized OLED panels.

The three new notched displays should be heading to new devices by 2019 and beyond.


Other companies: Google has started working on foldable devices, too, The Verge reports. OLED displays in many modern smartphones are actually already flexible if you were to remove them from the rigid casing, but not to the same degree as these new displays. Samsung released its first Android Go phone earlier this year in the form of the Galaxy J2 Core, and just a few months later, we have another entry with the J4 Core. All of this in less than a decade.

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