The event we were waiting for did not take place behind closed doors, but on stage before the entire world: the biggest smartphone maker is almost ready to offer us Unlocked Which suddenly turns into a small tablet, and also ensures that the Android system will offer built-in support for these innovative configurations in the future
Early reports (Along with the new main image on the official Facebook page) promised us up-to-date information about the updated flexible home screen technology סמסונג At its developer conference - but we have to admit that we did not really expect to see its demo live on the main stage, so it is definitely possible to add credits to the company for a particularly interesting surprise.
After a brief promotional video on the company's Infinity Flex Display technology, one of the vice presidents of Mobil's mobile division סמסונג And presented the wonder in a practical way - sort of טאבלט With an 7.3 square-inch screen that folds in half vertically and becomes a smartphone thanks to a secondary external elongated screen, and with an interface that naturally supports the automatic transition of the content from one unit to the other depending on its dimensions.
The product presented is plump and has particularly sharp and uninviting corners, although the company representative quickly stated that this is not the real look of the final model, but a cover designed to disguise and keep the real thing a secret at this point - so we still have a hard time assessing whether this is a massive work. The Royole FlexPai is reminiscent of Shani Smartphones Pasted together, or perhaps a decade of Development Gives Samsung the knowledge and ability to compress the amazing technology in the body that can be a substitute for a modern smartphone without difficulty.
In addition to the folding teaser, Samsung has announced at the Developers Conference on A brand new interface called One UI Which will replace the Samsung Experience with both "traditional" and foldable smartphones that will support (among other things) running three different applications on the screen at once - and the even more surprising news is that in parallel with Samsung's personal event we received an announcement from Google's Android developer conference. And in it Official approval The mobile operating system will also have built-in support for flexible screens of various types with custom design language and interfaces.
In other words, it seems like this is no longer a point gimmick that will fade away - Flexible screens And folding is indeed going to be part of the reality of the market, when we first look at focusing on vertical axis folding using a single screen (like the FlexPai) or using a secondary screen on the back of the main display unit (like Samsung's first development). What will be the most successful and popular direction? Probably the coming year will be dedicated without a bit of trial and error in the field - from Samsung and also from a variety of other large and small competitors.