Samsung’s Upcoming Foldable Phone
It’s finally official for all Samsung lovers.
Yes, Samsung has finally revealed its groundbreaking foldable phone after years of speculation, rumors, teases and mocked up protoypes.
Despite the media hype and teases from Samsung, this event never really hinged on the foldable phone. The developer’s conference is intended, naturally, for developers, and covered a whole load of inside-baseball updates that general consumers wouldn’t be interested in. And then, in the middle of it, came the much fabled Samsung folding phone. Or rather, the screen technology that will be key to the folding phone.
The key to Samsung’s folding phone is in its Infinity Flex display. The company aren’t referring to this device as a ‘new phone’, but more as a new range of devices. The focus for the brand isn’t on a one-off phone with an innovative new angle, but more the way the new technology could be applied to a range of products.
The biggest challenge in the design was making the screen thin enough to fold, and Samsung boasted that it had managed to reduce the thickness of its polarizing display component by 45%. This is essential, as it’s this component that handles the way the screen dissipates light, so your view isn’t obscured by reflections.
While the hands-on time with the display was brief, a presentation that followed told us more about the abilities of the Infinity Flex, claiming that it was not only foldable, but also rollable and stretchable.
When Will the Folding Phone be Released?
We knew that the folding phone was close – Samsung CEO DJ Koh had been dropping more and more elaborate hints in the past few months. However, if you’re expecting one under the Christmas tree this year, you’re going to be disappointed.
The technology will apparently be going into mass production within the next few months, according to Samsung, so it’ll be 2019 before you can walk into a store and buy one. The precise date remains to be seen, and the fact that we haven’t even seen the final version of the product yet means it won’t be for some time.
Then there’s the price. No word was given on the cost of the phone, but you should probably start saving now. Samsung is manufacturing an innovative display, and that doesn’t come cheap. Luckily, early adopters have deep pockets, but for the average consumer, the price tag will likely be an eye-popper.
Will it use this new technology to regain it’s edge over Apple? Only time can tell !
We know that phones are getting bigger and bigger in size which is making it almost practically difficult to handle. But we all want a bigger screen.
- Multitasking – You’ll be able to operate 3 phone screens separately or 1+1 tablet and phone screen simultaneously. This is a huge boon for all the multitaskers.
- Bigger and beautiful screen – You’ll be able to carry a tablet but it will actually be a size of a phone. The video and gaming experience will be beyond the expectations.
- Too thick – The picture tells us that this phone will be very thick and kind of ugly when folded. This will make it heavier in the age of slim phones.
- Terrible battery – Running 3 phone screens on a phone is not a joke. The battery will be poor, it is very logical. Forget about surviving for a whole day while playing high-end games.
Is it worth buying?
For normal users, maybe not. It will be expensive and a new technology takes time to develop. This smartphone will be facing initial undesired problems.
It might not go flop provided that it will not have major bugs during the release.
However, it might not get an instant hit as well.