The FlexPai has a flexible display that can be folded onto itself from 0- to 180-degrees and can be used either folded or unfolded. According to Gizmochina.com, the company's first foldable phone will be named Samsung Galaxy F, with the F likely standing for foldable, instead of the rumoured Samsung Galaxy X.
The goal is garnering critical feedback as new technologies will require developers to tweak apps to make sure they run smoothly when the phone folds out into tablet form. However, we're excited to see what the company will have to offer. The side edge where the hinge is can display notifications much like a typical smartphone notification bar, as well as manage calls, messages and "other notices that may disturb the primary and secondary screen usage". It said it will start filling orders from late December, although little is known about the firm's projected sales.
Samsung is going to be very busy in the coming time.
We will have more details about the new foldable smartphone from Samsung when the device is made official later this week at Samsung's Developer Conference which takes place between the 7th and 8th of November.
High price tags are expected to prevent foldable phones from immediately becoming big hits, and some analysts even doubt there is huge appetite for such a product.
The report reiterates that Samsung's foldable smartphone will feature dual OLED displays. That would, however, account for just 3.5 percent of projected global smartphone sales.
"Simply making a foldable screen is just not enough".
Samsung's foldable phone may soon become a reality.