It is a long time rumour that Samsung is working on a foldable phone called the Galaxy X. The rumours now turn into a reality as Samsung reveals that its foldable phone is in works and will be coming soon. As many expected, Samsung didn't launch the foldable phone but instead showed the panel of the phone which it calls Infinity Flex Display. The revelation happened at Samsung Developers Conference (SDC) 2018 keynote on November 7. As noted, the South Korean smartphone maker didn't show the actual device. Instead, it just showed just the calls Infinity Flex Display which will be seen on the Samsung foldable phone when it goes official. The Infinity Flex Display panel of the foldable phone was shown as part of an engineering prototype at the SDC 2018 keynote. Besides the panel, Samsung didn't reveal anything else about its upcoming foldable phone. The company didn't reveal what it plans to call the foldable phone and if the phone will hit the Indian stores or not.
Samsung Foldable Phone Could Be Used as Phone and Tablet
Samsung also didn't reveal when it plans to launch the phone. Rumours claim that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer could officially launch the first ever foldable phone at Mobile World Congress 2019 in February. The prototype of the Infinity Flex Display was revealed by Justin Denison, Samsung's SVP of Mobile Product Marketing at SDC 2018.
The design of the panel goes in line with the rumours and leaks that we have seen so far. To design and develop the Infinity Flex Display for its foldable phone, Samsung is seemingly using a flexible OLED panel which the company says has a 45% thinner polariser. It looks like the Samsung foldable phone will come with an external display on the rear of the device which will allow users to use the phone just like a regular phone when folded. In addition, it is said that there will an internal display that will let users use the phone as a tablet. There will be a third display too.
Samsung could also be working towards utilising all the three displays at the same time with the aim to provide a continuous experience between smartphone and tablet with the help of a feature called multi-active window. This window will allow users to use all the three displays and run three apps simultaneously. Overall, going by the panel prototype shared by Samsung and taking into consideration the leaks and rumours, Samsung's foldable phone could be used as a smartphone as well as a tablet.
In addition to revealing the Infinity Flex Display, Samsung executive also revealed that the panel would enter mass production in a "matter of months", this could mean that the foldable phone or Galaxy X is nearing its launch. Rumours say that the South Korean smartphone manufacturer could launch the foldable phone at Mobile World Congress 2019.