Samsung has shown off a working prototype of a foldable smartphone during the company’s annual developer conference in San Francisco. While the much-hyped device was not fully unveiled to protect design elements, the company did tease what a foldable mobile device would look like in the near future. This is the first time Samsung has extensively talked about a foldable phone, after years of speculation and rumours.
Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer, says the foldable display “lays the foundation for a new kind of mobile experience”. The handset, which has the Infinity Flex Display, will come with a tablet-like form factor, with a 7.3-inch (1536×2152) main display that closes like a book. When folded, users will be able to see a 4.6-inch screen on the outside. This 4.6-inch screen has a resolution of 1960 x 840 and an aspect ratio of 21:9. Samsung said that its foldable phone, which doesn’t have a final name or design yet, will go into production within a few months and will start selling sometime early next year.