Now there is a new incentive in the smartphone market: Samsung has launched its first mobile phone with a huge screen of 7.3 inches that goes into the mini-phone. It should be ready for next year's shopping.
From the beginning, DJ Koh, the head of the mobile division of Samsung, spoke about a switchable mobile phone. And the news is still announced this year. In fact, the Korean manufacturer has now presented its first prototype at its development conference in San Francisco (USA).
Although it is in dim light and with little information, you still have the first impression that Infiniti Flek Displai can change the whole industry. As the device is turned on the scene with just one folding small tablet with a 7.3-inch screen in a compact smartphone that fits well into your pocket.
What you could see is: a large screen is in, outwardly there is another screen to control the device in a foldable state. In a small version of the new Samsung phone it seems much smaller than all current flagship, but much thicker. He recalled how much can be recognized, Sony Xperia Z2 Compact.
Android also supports folding the phone
The transition between the two screens did not look really liquid, and the front screen took a second of memory. This also shows that Samsung, unfortunately, is still something that has been massively produced. Somewhere in 2019, the first production device with Infiniti Flek Displai will be released – so it can take another year.
In an interview published by the parallel world premiere with the Washington Post, Samsun's boss DJ Koh revealed that they have been working on it for more than three years. The new screen is made of a polymer matrix composite that can bend at least 300,000 times without damage. With a three-year life-span, you can open it or close it more than 270 times a day.
By the way: In order to make a mobile phone that can be folded, you can really use it, Samsung is building a new user interface. It's from the beginning with the developers and also worked with Google. So Android also needs to get the version for larger screens. It makes sense, as other manufacturers work on similar concepts.