The First Foldable Smartphone is Here & It Isn't Samsung

Samsung foldable display smartphone

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Just when we thought we were out Samsung goes and pulls us back by posting an official teaser for a foldable smartphone on its Facebook page. Many are taking that as a not-so-subtle hint that the Korean tech giant is planning to unveil the long-awaited foldable phone at its annual developer conference, which takes place November 7-8 in San Francisco. Will the device be able to hold its ground when Samsung releases its own bendy mobile device at the Developers Conference next week? You fold the phone up when it's in your pocket or purse for a compact device, and then when it's time to do some real work, you can open the phone for a much bigger display.

Despite a folding phone from Samsung being rumored every year since 2013-including a Samsung-produced concept video in 2014- it seems like foldable phones are finally ready to become a reality. Apparently, Samsung has told a few Korean media outlets that it will unveil the phone's UX at the event.

Samsung patented foldable screen technology in 2015 that would allow for a flexible OLED display with a folding mechanism under the display. There's a clear chance Samsung could also tease its foldable phone at the event to gauge the interest of the developer community.

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Samsung's radically designed foldable smartphone is closer to launch, but it could be priced upwards of $1500 (or approx 1,09,432). So, we are not sure if it'll be available globally or will be introduced in select markets only, if it ever gets announced.

The FlexPai boasts 7.8 inch full color display screen, 4:3 aspect ratio, 1920 x 1440 resolution, edge screen notifications, and two cameras. The paper specifically mentions mobile gaming as a key focus.

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