Royole Corporation was the first company to reveal its foldable smartphone, which is also a tablet. The device is called the Flexpai, and to be honest, it doesn’t look truly impressive due to the design and the high price.
At the end of the day, we have to accept the fact that this is a first-generation product, therefore, it won’t wow the crowd, but only give us an idea of what things will look like in the next five years.
Now, with the Flexpai being the talk of the tech town, Samsung stepped into the arena with its own take on the foldable smartphone, and we have to say, it looks better than what Royole had to offer.
This came as no surprise because Samsung is well versed in the area of smartphone design, so it was expected. Still, the device is ugly, though it comes off as more practical than the Flexpai, and that’s great.
You see, the Samsung foldable smartphone is a phone first then a tablet second. At first glance, you’ll see a small screen that resembles a regular smartphone. However, everything changes once the product is opened like a laptop.
As it stands, then, this Samsung smartphone has two screens. There’s one on the front and the foldable display in the middle, and you know what? It’s ugly as stated above, but at the same time, it doesn’t look terrible.
Production begins in early 2019
There’s no release date for this smartphone just yet, but according to Samsung the Infinite Flex that makes everything works will go into production in a matter of months. Now, due to the technology being quite new, one should not expect it to hit mass production just yet, and that’s fine.
We do not know the final design
The good news right now is the fact that this is not the final design. Things are so far off that Samsung had to darken the room to make it difficult for folks to get a good view at the device.
You know, it would have been better off if Samsung announced this product in 2019 in its finished form rather than show the world this Frankenstein of a phone.
Android will support foldables
In a bid to make life easier for developers, Google is making sure Android supports foldable devices in the future. We understand this will begin with Android Q, though we’re not certain when it’ll make the rounds.
Several mobile companies are set to release foldable smartphones over the next 12 months, and that includes the likes of Huawei and possibly smaller Chinese brands such as Xiaomi.
The Samsung foldable device doesn’t have a name
At the moment, no one outside of Samsung knows what this device will be called, but certainly, it should come with the Galaxy branding. Then again, the South Korean giant could go with another name entirely to commemorate this new type of smartphone.