Brace yourself for Samsung’s take on a brand new type of a smartphone. The company has all but confirmed that it will be showing off the user interface for its upcoming foldable phone. The South Korean giant might not be showing off the hardware itself (for now) but it is definitely giving avid techies a peek at how it will operate and function once it sees the light of the day.
You don’t have to wait too much. Samsung will be showing off the UI for the foldable phone next week at the Samsung Developer Conference. Lee Kyeong-tae, a spokesperson for the company, announced this in a conference call yesterday as Samsung released its financial results for the third quarter this year.
South Korean publication Chosan quoted Lee saying that the new phone’s interface will be compared with the existing ones at the event.
Samsung Foldable Phone
A few hardware manufacturers have already shown off their concepts for the foldable phone in recent weeks, and it was only a matter of time until one of the world’s largest manufacturers of smartphones threw its hat in this ring as well.
It goes without saying that Samsung’s foldable phone is one of the most anticipated ones. Samsung has gone on record to say that its UI for this innovate form factor will be different from what we see in its tablets and smartphones today. It will take advantage of the phone’s unique foldable design, with Samsung getting Google onboard to create a version of Android specifically for foldable phones.
All this being said, Lee stated that the phone remains unfinished as of now. Its anyone’s guess whether we will be treated to a prototype of the device at the conference or not. Lee, in typical Samsung fashion, says that the company is hard at work developing the device. No dates were given as to when it will be released.
Interestingly, Lee did confirm some rumors about the device. He says that it will be usable when folded and will work as a tablet in unfolded mode. And of course, it will come with multi-touch support, given the extra large screen on the device.