Samsung has presented a concept smartphone with a bendable screen at its own Developer Conference. His name was not disclosed, but it became known that he will receive a new type of display Infinity Flex Display. The hinge mechanism allows using it both as a smartphone and as a tablet. The One UI shell, a modified version of the Experience UI, was also confirmed.
Since the conference was not dedicated specifically to this smartphone, Samsung limited itself to only showing the screen itself. In the unfolded state, it has a diagonal of 7.3 inches and a resolution of 1536×2152. An additional screen is also located on the outside. Srouz several publications focused on the fact that in fact the smartphone is not as big as in the images. It is simply hidden in a rather large case. This is a normal practice when demonstrating concepts.
One UI was created in partnership with Google, and Samsung plans to continue to work with the search giant to provide software support for bendable displays. Presumably, the production of such screens will begin within a few months. This is a rather complicated technology due to the fact that the screen does not use glass, but polymer. Even the glue is applied bendable, which does not damage the insides of the smartphone and the hinge.
At the SDC, the South Korean manufacturer introduced not only the concept of a bendable screen, but also officially announced that it would use cutouts in future devices. He even showed their design options.
The company noted that it was one of the first who began to reduce the scope of devices, and through the use of cuts in this will be able to achieve even greater success. So, three versions are being prepared:
- Infinity U – this version resembles a cutout in the Essential Phone, where the front camera is located in a small oval at the top of the display
- Top Infinity V – similar to the previous, but more angular
- Infinity O – a full cut out right in the display. We have even seen the concept of such a device – Galaxy A8s
New Infinity was also mentioned – without a cutout at all. However, he was not represented on the stage. It is likely that this is a slider technology, which we have already seen in the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 and Honor Magic 2.