After Galaxy Fold, Samsung Showcases Flip Smartphone Concept 

The latest form factor concept shown by Samsung will offer engineering challenge, but what if the screen breaks?

Updated30 Oct 2019, 11:55 AM IST
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Samsung has showed off its new foldable concept phone at the company's developer conference that has a 'brand new form factor'. We’ve come across plenty of flip phones, that carries a small display and the keypad, but Samsung is looking to convert a regular smartphone, and make it capable of folding with the screen in tact.

The company used its annual developer conference to preview a vertically folding, clamshell-style form factor.

The South Korean tech giant has only said it was "exploring" the concept as part of its overall work on foldable devices, but it clearly put some thought into the technology, Engadget reported on Wednesday. The handset maker did not mention when it is planning to make the device available.

"This brand-new form factor that we're now exploring will not only easily fit in your pocket, but it also changes the way you use your phone," Hyesoon Jeong, Head of Samsung's Framework R&D Group was quoted as saying by The Verge.

One of the use case with the Samsung Flip smartphone concept.
One of the use case with the Samsung Flip smartphone concept.
(Photo: Samsung)
“Samsung is expanding the use of One UI 2 beyond smartphones to tablets, wearables, and new form factors, including foldables. With the launch of Galaxy Fold, Samsung designed a first-of-its kind mobile experience that is much more than a foldable device.”
Samsung newsroom

With Android 10 getting expansive support for foldable devices, Samsung is also working at its end to make Android compatible with newer form factors. For devices like the one shown above to become a reality, Samsung will have to get other vendors like Corning on board, in order to make them fold or flip display durable.

(With IANS inputs)

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Published: 30 Oct 2019, 11:53 AM IST

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