Samsung Is Working On A Holographic 'Notch-Killing' Smartphone

Samsung Is Working On A Holographic 'Notch-Killing' Smartphone

Samsung Is Working On A Holographic 'Notch-Killing' Smartphone

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But it's not clear whether flexible-screen phones will have mass appeal, especially when the bendy devices are expected to cost more than $1,000.

At the company's Android Dev Summit, Google noted that Android will have support for screens that bend and fold.

Enter Royole's FlexPai, now technically the world's first foldable smartphone.

Samsung says it will be ready to hit the market at some point next year.

Dave Burke, vice president of engineering for Android, said: "It's an exciting concept and we expect to see foldable products from several Android manufacturers". The new look is optimized for controlling devices with one thumb, a necessity as screens become larger. Developers will be able to create apps for the gadget, which like other Samsung phones, will be based on the Android operating system. We're not entirely convinced folding phones will end up being the-next-big-thing, but it'll be interesting to see how the format shakes out. It wasn't until Wednesday, though, that Samsung finally provided a glimpse at what it's been working on. Samsung said it's also exploring screens that roll and stretch, but didn't preview devices with those technologies.

"When folded, it looks like phone, fitting in your pocket or purse".

The South Korean tech giant is among a handful of firms that have flagged foldable phones as a coming to market soon. Just having a new kind of hardware won't cut it and to prevent the new phone from being relegated to a niche category, Samsung would have to convince users that the foldable display is incredibly useful for daily use and smartphone interaction.

Other foldable-screen phones running on Google's Android software are expected to be available, too.

Last year, ZTE Corp. announced a foldable phone that flopped with reviewers. In phone mode, you can scroll through the news app like normal.

Samsung has unveiled a folding handset at an event in San Francisco.

The ability of the larger display to support three active apps all at the same time will be a key feature for the device, said Samsung principal engineer Jisun Park during the session.

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