In an effort beat growing smartphone company Huawei, Samsung will soon be showcasing the world’s first foldable smartphone
“When it’s open it’s a tablet, offering a big screen experience … When closed, it’s a phone that fits neatly inside your pocket.” Samsung’s Justin Denison introduced the Infinity Flex display technology at the company’s developer conference on Wednesday.
— SAMSUNG DEVELOPERS (@samsung_dev) November 7, 2018
Foldable phones hold the promise of allowing consumers to do more complex work that would normally be done on a tablet or laptop, but with a device that becomes far more compact.
The South Korean tech giant is among a handful of firms which have flagged that foldable phones will be coming to market soon. Although it has so far been mum on exactly when, analysts expect a launch date in the first half of 2019, any later and Samsung would run the risk of new Apple phones stealing its thunder .
China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has also said it is planning to launch a 5G smartphone with a foldable screen in mid-2019.
— Marc Mathieu (@marcfmath) November 7, 2018
In addition to the Galaxy X foldable smartphone we believe Samsung may also work on a Galaxy foldable tablet