With the Galaxy Note launch at IFA 2011, Samsung paved the path for the large screen smartphones. With the smartphones becoming bigger and bigger, we have seen Chinese brands opting for the slider design to offer complete display on the front side. However, Samsung thinks in a different way to solve the problem. As leaks suggested, the company showcased the foldable display which it calls as Samsung Infinity Flex Display technology at the SDC 2018 event held in San Francisco.
The user can unfold the foldable smartphone to experience the large 7.3-inch display in the tablet form factor. While Samsung also unveiled the all-new One UI to support foldable form factor, Google also jumped on to the foldable smartphone bandwagon by offering complete support for foldables. With the screen continuity feature, the user can continue using the app where he left off when switched to the bigger display.
With the larger 7.3-inch display, the user can also use multiple apps at once. Let’s wait and see, if the Infinity Flex display can create a new trend or it needs more improvisations just like the curved display on the Galaxy Note Edge. With the bezel-less displays, the manufacturers are now shipping smartphones with displays as big as 7-inches. With the 7.3-inch screen size, we don’t think Samsung can convince the users to see the foldable phone as a smartphone + tablet.
Also, the higher price tag that comes with the futuristic technology might not help the company to reach the masses with the first-gen device. On the hardware front, Samsung will stay as the leader in the foldable display segment. However, the newly announced One UI will also be the key player in offering best foldable smartphone experience. Even before the foldable displays, the One UI will be coming to the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 smartphones in early 2019. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!