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Samsung reveals (a few) details on its upcoming foldable phone

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For some or other reason, foldable phones are probably the next big thing in mobile technology. Bored with just stuffing faster processors in their iterative devices, and tired with just adding more camera lenses to the back, manufacturers now want to create devices that function as both tablets and phones.

That’s precisely what Samsung’s doing, revealing the specs (but not much else) about its impending devise using its Infinity Flex Display. It’s a tablet sized device that when folded, has a candybar-style form factor.

When folded, the device has a resolution of 840 x 1960. Operating in tablet mode, you’ll get 1536 x 2152. Because of the odd form factor, it’ll have a 21:9 aspect ratio, which makes it not especially suitable for watching videos, playing games, or anything beyond using it as a phone and messaging device. The unfolded 4.2:3 ratio with its 7.3 inch screen will be used for that, then. There’s a lowly 420dpi though, so it’s obvious the technology still needs to mature.

Beyond that, there’s not very much information. Google has pledged support for “foldables,” as they start rolling out in a few months. Samsung’s got competition in that sector from Huawei, Lenovo, Xiaomi and LG, who’re all working on their own foldable phones. Royole recently received its own flexible phone, which is the first commercially available device of the type.

While I can’t say this sort of thing really interests me right now, then the technology has advanced a little more I’d be down for a phone that seamlessly unfurls to become a tablet.

Last Updated: November 8, 2018

6 Comments

  1. Pariah

    November 8, 2018 at 13:43

    Is that a tablet in your pocket, or are you just ha… Oh. It is. Ok.

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    • Admiral Chief

      November 8, 2018 at 14:14

      I NE’d

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      • Pariah

        November 8, 2018 at 14:52

        How long has that been a thing? This is the first I’m seeing it anywhere, but apparently it’s got a few entries in the urban dictionary.

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        • Admiral Chief

          November 9, 2018 at 09:42

          More than a year I think, perhaps 2

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  2. Ghost In The Rift

    November 8, 2018 at 13:45

    So its Notch vs Slide vs Foldable.

    Gotta say spec and price wise i’m impressed with the Lenovo Z5 Pro releasing in China next week somewhere.

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  3. Guz

    November 8, 2018 at 16:25

    Sorry I will never pay anything over 3k for a phone so i will never have a top tier phone which is fine with me, I really dont need all the fancy things that come with them. #justsaying #cheapskate

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