03 January 2019
Samsung has finally taken wraps off the foldable smartphone and display named Infinity Flex Display. The unveiling took place at the annual Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) currently going on in New York. It showed off the foldable display as well as the device but the lights were dimmed to ensure that only the display part was visible to the audience.
The device was shown with dual displays with a 7.3-inch main (primary) Super AMOLED display and a 4.6-inch cover (secondary) Super AMOLED display. The main display is accessible when unfolded and works like a tablet. The cover display is meant for use when the device is in the folded state. Samsung has made use of a new kind of "Foldable Adhesive" and "Super Thin Display" to ensure that the whole foldable and unfoldable mechanism works smoothly and is user-friendly. It is expecting to start mass producing the Infinity Flex Display in coming months.
It supports a new feature called "Multi-Active Window" which will users to run up to three apps simultaneously. The goal of the feature is to improve productivity which is similar to the existing split-screen mode but with support for an extra app.
In terms of technical specifications, the 7.3-inch display panel features a resolution of 1536 x 2152 pixels with 4.2:3 aspect ratio, 420ppi screen density and smallest screen width of 585dp. In comparison, the 4.6-inch panel offers 840 x 1960 pixels resolution with 21:9 aspect ratio, 420 ppi screen density, and 320dp smallest screen width.
Samsung did not dive into much details of the smartphone which was expected as it was a developer conference. But it is known that it is working with Google for foldable smartphones support. This is the reason Google has just announced native support for foldable displays on Android. While we are yet to hear most of the details, Samsung's take on foldable smartphones is appearing to be an interesting one so far.