Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Wayne Curry

Samsung Mobile teases foldable phone ahead of Developer Conference 2018

Samsung Mobile teases foldable phone ahead of Developer Conference 2018

Tech innovator and manufacturer Royole has released the world's first commercial foldable smartphone. Both confirmed that the folding technology works, halving the size of the 7.8-inch plastic screen in a single 180-degree twist. There's a clear chance Samsung could also tease its foldable phone at the event to gauge the interest of the developer community.

We previously heard a rumour that Samsung's foldable phone could be called the Galaxy F. Now, a recent trademark filing suggests that the handset will be launched as Samsung Infinity Flex. Apparently this is a necessary step given how the foldable phone is still a "a completely new concept in terms of design and user experience".

The biggest hint that they'd be announcing the phone came when the company updated their photos on social media with a folding Samsung logo, which could mean we're finally going to get a look at Samsung's latest offering at the conference on Wednesday.

Samsung made it pretty obvious yesterday that it is taking foldable displays a priority.

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The foldable phone when unfolded turns into a 7.8-inch tablet. We haven't attended an SDC in years, but because of the hype surrounding this foldable display device, you'll find me in SF later this week. It feels like an appropriate name for the device given the branding that Samsung is already using for its near bezel-less OLED displays. The exact date is not given about the preview, but in upcoming days we expect some more details to surface.

Samsung's radically designed foldable smartphone is closer to launch, but it could be priced upwards of $1500 (or approx 1,09,432).

But the materials are not supposed to sell you on the phone as much as the fact that the whole thing folds up. It can withstand 200,000 folds and even twists. Despite all the unfulfilled Project Valley and Galaxy X rumors of previous years, it's hard not to feel a little excitement for what Samsung might unveil later this week at its developer conference in San Francisco.

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