Samsung Infinity Flex: First foldable smartphone prototype design unveiled

Just yesterday we mentioned that Samsung was going to make an important revelation about the commented first foldable smartphone, and today at its Developers’ Conference Samsung did the same. The Infinity Flex is the company’s first foldable smartphone, and although it is still in development, Samsung showed details about its construction.

Samsung Infinity Flex: First foldable smartphone prototype design unveiled

The prototype is the one found in the highlighted image, and as you can see it is still a somewhat primitive piece for Samsung’s surfaces. Note that the screen is not as bright or sharp as a final version, because during the presentation the lights were dimmed.

Samsung Infinity Flex: First foldable smartphone prototype design unveiled

Based on the features described by Samsung, Infinity Flex uses a flexible panel technology and an advanced polymer protective layer specifically developed for the device. This is made possible by a phone that is both flexible and robust.

The phone, that is closed like a book, looks like any smartphone and this screen allows you to visualize smaller aspects such as time and weather. The device reaches a height of about 7.3 inches when opened and can be used as a normal tablet. In this display, it is possible to run up to three applications simultaneously under a so-called Multi-Active Window.

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Samsung Infinity Flex with Full Android functionality

Google announced this morning that it had worked with Samsung to ensure Android worked seamlessly with flexible displays. As a completely new product, Samsung initially intended to show it to developers to show them how the user interface (UI) and user experience (EX) work on the flip phone.

Among other things, Samsung announced during its Developers Conference is the presentation of new tools that will allow developers to create their own applications for Bixby, the artificial intelligence and language support platform.