Over the past few weeks, Samsung has been teasing its upcoming foldable smartphone; finally, the features of Samsung’s foldable smartphone were officially released at Samsung’s Developer Conference. Aside from the obvious fact that it’s foldable, there are a few more interesting features that are generating a lot of buzz.
During their developer conference, the company showed off what appeared to be a tablet, but which was able to fold up into the size of a smartphone and back again, while working in both forms. Samsung SVP of mobile product marketing Justin Denison showed off the device in dim lighting in order to highlight how it works in each form.
According to a number of reports, the Samsung foldable smartphone includes a cover display that acts as a phone, that works alongside a main 7.3-inch tablet display. It’s also set to include some tech that lets it run three apps at once. This has been named multi-active window from the team working on it.
Samsung has also confirmed that they’re calling the device the Infinity Flex Display. However, what was shown off was just the concept prototype, and it’s unclear as to what the final design will actually look like. The Infinity Flex Display is set to go into production in the next few months, and Google is currently working with Samsung to ensure an easy launch next year on Android.
The Infinity Flex Display isn’t the only foldable smartphone currently in development; Lenovo and Xiaomi are both working on their own prototypes, as is Huawei. LG is also reportedly working on a television that folds up into a box, as well as flexible OLED displays. However, very few people outside of the companies are sure of where along the product development cycle each company is. Because of that, it’s unclear as to when any of these devices will actually be released.