The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy F phone will be shown off at Samsung Developer Conference today. From what we know so far, the company was going to show off the UI of the phone at the event.
New information from a Samsung exec tells us that they will also show images of the Galaxy F. This will give us our first look at the foldable phone, as we’ve only seen concept renders and the patent images so far.
Another Samsung official said,
Before we take it to the market, we want to share with developers what we’ve done so far and see what they think of it.
Also, Samsung is hoping to get feedback from developers on how to handle the changing display size and aspect ratio with different apps.
The other foldable phone we saw earlier, Royole FlexPai, did manage to switch between different screen sizes successfully but wasn’t stable and kept going back and forth between landscape and portrait orientations.
As Google and Samsung are collaborating for the Galaxy F’s UI, so it’s highly likely that they’ll implement a better solution to this problem. Hopefully, Samsung will figure something out for the Galaxy F.
No Working Units Yet
The phone is still in a prototype stage right now, and the design hasn’t been finalized yet, so we won’t be able to see working units of the Galaxy F at the dev conference.
In any case, all signs point towards a 2019 launch for the phone.
Samsung will also be showing an updated UI for its regular phones, complete with Android 9.0 Pie.