The smartphone industry has seen a lot of innovation in the past few years and is now seemingly moving towards the idea of having a “foldable” smartphone.
Samsung, one of the most popular smartphone companies, does not intend to be left behind in the smartphone race and is already working on its own foldable device.
Three in One
According to leaks by a Korean publisher, The Bell, Samsung’s foldable smartphone will have three OLED displays in a single device – all 3.5-inch long diagonally – which can be unfolded to become a 7-inch tablet. Much like Huawei’s two-display patented design, the displays will open and close like a book and use the main frontal-display when the device is folded back into phone size.
The upcoming foldable flagship is unofficially called Samsung Galaxy X for now and the company has confirmed that it will arrive in 2019. For now, there are no details available on how exactly the model will work.
Not The First?
If Samsung manages to launch this device before Huawei, LG, and other competitors, it will become the first company to launch a “truly” foldable smartphone.
Remember, ZTE has already launched a double-display smartphone, called Axon, which can be folded like a book – however, the two displays had a fairly noticeable gap in between.
In order to be more practical, Samsung’s device should have a minimized gap so that the difference between the three displays becomes unnoticeable, making the experience much more immersive.
For now, all we can do is wait for one of the companies to officially announce their upcoming smartphone. Stay tuned for more updates.