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Samsung gives peek at device that will fold

Here's a first look at Samsung’s new foldable smartphone

Samsung revealed - or semi-revealed - their new prototype handset at their Developers' Conference in San Francisco.

When folded, the cover display, an OLED that functions as a notification center, measures 4.58 inches diagonally. The device's screen "had to be thinner than any other", he said, adding Samsung will be able to start mass production of the Infinity Flex Display in a "matter of months", which means it can be sold early next year at the earliest.

Technalysis Research analyst Bob O'Donnell said that while the bendable screen provided a wow factor, shoppers may not like the thickness of the folded phone or its price tag.

The main screen of the Samsung foldable comes with a 4.2:3 aspect ratio and the cover a 21:9 aspect ratio.

Up to three apps can run at the same time on the phone. It also announced its take on the notch, with not one but three notch designs for its future devices - the Infinity U, Infinity V and Infinity O.

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A Samsung insider we know by the Twitter and Weibo handle of Ice Universe said that he doesn't expect to see cameras behind the displays of smartphones until 2020.

Samsung, which makes iPhone OLED displays, will get us even closer if that Infinity-O screen prediction turns out to be accurate.

What do you think of how Samsung's foldable phone is taking shape?

Not alike: I've previously reported on the foldable smartphone rumor. These are first generation devices but imagine some years from now where physical ports have been removed, driving electronics significantly reduced in size, and batteries perhaps flexible, too.

China's Huawei Technologies has said it is planning to launch a 5G smartphone with a foldable screen in mid-2019.

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