Futuristic looking bending tablets and smartphones have gained our imagination for many years. Regardless of whether folding pills have been found Westworld or in many book titles with folding pages in Microsoft's future video clips, a phone that pretends to be much wider device is dreamy. Now Samsung is trying to make these wild concepts a reality.
The Galaxy maker yesterday showed off its new Infinity Flex Display display technology, which will allow the tablet screen to fold onto a device that is closer to the size and shape of the smartphone. Although we have seen flexible and foldable wearable devices, this is one of the first times we've seen such a display on the phone, which, according to rumors, is delivered in 2019. The Samsung device was "hidden" with what seems to be a rigorous case. and it is shown only in low light, but it is much more than just conceptual art.
Samsung actually uses two separate displays to create a folding phone – one on the inside and a smaller display on the outside – unlike Royole FlexPai, which uses a single folding display on the back of the device. Samsung's internal display is 7.3 inches with a resolution of 1536 x 2152 (4.2: 3). It is a folded side to show the second display on the front of the device. This second "hood display", as Samsung calls it, acts as a 4.58 inch phone interface with a resolution of 840 x 1960 (21: 9). It has a much larger bezel on the top and bottom of the screen as compared to the internal display. Although it looks very fraudulent, Samsung says that the device that lies in the mystery is actually "awesome".
This combination of displays has given us an early glimpse of what to expect from prefabricated phones in 2019 and beyond. Since glass is not flexible, Samsung needs to develop new materials to protect its new display. The Infinity Flex Display uses the polymer that Samsung says is both flexible and rigid, which means it can withstand strength even when folded and expanded hundreds of thousands of times. Samsung has combined it with a new adhesive that laminates the layers of the various displays together to allow them to flexibly. None of these is glass, although it may feel a bit different from what we have become accustomed to using with today's phones, tablets, and touch pads.
Just like smartphones began with plastic impedance displays and plug-in inputs, before the iPhone showed that the ability to touch the glass is a future, compromises will prevail over this pre-eminent era before technology is developed. The Samsung device, while pocketable, did not look particularly thin compared to today's smartphones. The folded frames to be used as a phone are also huge compared to modern flagships and the folding display that Samsung has chosen makes the device very high when it is closed.
"Folding phones are 3D TV in the mobile world," announced Wall Street Journal tech characterator Christopher Mim on twitter. Samsung, LG, and many other TV manufacturers have come up with excellent 3D TVs for consumers at various Consumer Electronics exhibitions, but they never really impressed. These were considered stunts to sell more 1080p TVs without increasing the viewing experience. Not everyone agrees that foldable phones will flop, though.
"Few people are debating whether" folding or decorating mobile displays are the future of smartphones, the only issue is when and for whom, "explains Moor Insights, industry analyst and former AMD CEO Patrick Moorhead." The main benefit of prefabricated smartphones is that the user can benefit from a larger display, but can still put it in his pocket, coat or purse. "
In 2011, the huge 5.3-inch Galaxy Note was pleased with the gifaws tech circles. Today we just call phablets, phones. The curved display of the sometimes crazed Galaxy Note edges and the Galaxy Round eventually transformed into Infinity Displays, which are found in Samsung's latest series of series. If prefabricated phones use a similar trip, then Samsung's first device will not completely capture the design potential – instead, it will divert the start of the new fight with this intriguing display technology.
"It's not just a concept," says JUSTIN Denison, Samsung's mobile product marketing service. "The bumps that we have demonstrated in the materials relate to the progress made in manufacturing. As a result, we will be ready to begin mass production in the coming months."
The emergence of mass production means that device makers will be able to choose this display the same way as the Samsung OLED panel. Huawei plans to release a pre-order phone next year. Lenovo and Xiaomi have also teased their prototypes, and LG is also working with its flexible OLED displays and TVs that turn up the box. The 2019 Consumer Electronics Show for January could be the initial battlefield for folding devices, supported by Android official support for fold-up displays.
Google support will be key because this kind of new form factor will require a close relationship between hardware and software. Samsung is setting up its Multi Active Window software, which will allow its prefabricated phone to display three apps at the same time. Multitasking is just one aspect of the software, and Samsung will work with Google to optimize the entire Android device's user interface and experience on these devices. Apple traditionally impresses with hardware and software integration. In fact, there are rumors that over the next two years might appear a fake iPhone.
Folding phones are the obvious initial market for this screen technology, but manufacturers will become more ambitious as display technology evolves. Samsung will also encourage deployable and stretched OLED displays in the future. Imagine dropping or tilting a 55 "TV on something that will put in your bag, or, finally, replacing a pen and paper with a folding tablet. Now it sounds incredible, but we are just at the beginning of our flexible future.