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Samsung: “Our Foldable Phone is a Pocket Tablet”

According to South Korea’s ETNews, we might have some information regarding the future foldable Galaxy from Samsung. Based on their industry sources, the report estimates that this device will be equipped with an OLED panel measuring 7.3 inches when fully extended. The access of the phone will be vertical which means that it looks just like a little book.

SamMobile was the first to spot this report, and they suggest that the foldable Galaxy will not need to be unfolded al the time. You will need to use it like that only when the things you do require more space. While that is not happening, you will be left with a flexible OLED equipped phone which measures 4.6 inches.

Samsung Foldable Phone

Numerous reports about the screen size of this awaited gadget have been popping all over the place since it was announced. The phone might be named Galaxy X, and some other rumors suggest that when unfolded the phone will measure 8 inches. However, most reports are thinking straight so we kind of know what to expect.

The size of 7.3 inches it more believable than what the other reports are talking about but we will see for sure everything about this phone when it will be unveiled. DJ Koh, the chief of Samsung, said that the South Korean tech giant might surprise us and reveal their gadget at the end of this year during their developer conference on the 7th of October?

A solid frame will be attached to the flexible display, and it will be held in place. The area of the display remains in position when folded due to the mechanical actuators that can keep the phone shut. When the phone is opened by the user, the mechanism will be automatically unlocked until it will be in the unfolded shape.

When the phone is in that position, it will lock the mechanism again after detecting its state, and the display will be turned into a flat surface that remains solid and stable for usage. That means that users will be allowed to unfold the screen and use it without ever thinking that their phone might fall apart.

DJ Koh, the mobile head of Samsung, has shown us for the first time how would it be to have a phone such as the company’s foldable one. In a conversation with CNET, the executive mentioned that this phone would work exactly like a tablet when it is unfolded, and when it is folded, you will have a normal phone. It is like a two in one device.

In 2013 the company launched a concept trailer which shows exactly what the previous description was saying. The device will have a large internal screen, and for outside use when folded it will have a second smaller screen. At least this is what we knew five years ago.

The mobile head of the South Korean company mentioned that it would be a possibility for us to see this two in one device during the firm’s developer conference where he will be talking on 7th of November. He also mentioned that the phone couldn’t be announced until it reaches his standards.

During the same discussion with CNET, DJ Koh said that the foldable phone would be very meaningful for their customers which means that the products delivered need to reach his standard before anything. According to him, we as people need a foldable phone so the niche market he was talking about might expend.

Samsung is not the only phone manufacturer that has tried to produce such a smartphone. Xiaomi and Lenovo have teased their own ideas of a foldable smartphone while Huawei suggested that they will release a foldable phone next year, but only in a limited quantity. LG has also focused on flexible displays this year which we can see in the concept TV that, when not in use, can be rolled up into a box.

This phone has been anticipated for quite a long way now which means that it might be odd for Samsung to announce it during their developer conference. After developers have had enough time to create every app for the new displays, the retail launch might come later than when it gets announced. Next year will be Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones’ 10th anniversary which means that it would be the best occasion to release the foldable phone then.

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