The long-awaited Samsung foldable phone has finally been announced. The company revealed the mobile phone prototype at SDC 2018 (Samsung 2018 Developer Conference) this week ad it is equipped with a flexible roll-up screen called Infinity Flex.
Now, Information out of Korea shows that, DJ Koh (Gao Dongzhen), president of Samsung Mobile Communications, said that from Samsung’s production capacity for this foldabble phone is at least 1 million units. He added that if the market feedback is positive, the company will continue to increase production. Gao Dongzhen said, ” We have already prepared for commercialization to overcome various difficulties.” For example, in order to ensure the UX experience, Gao Dongzhen met with Google CEO Sundar Pichai two months ago to work together. Gao Dongzhen also made it clear that, similar to the Galaxy S/Note products, the folding screen smartphone will maintain a similar rhythm year after year.
As for the final market performance, Gao Dongzhen believes that the folding screen mobile phone may not be enough to rebuild the entire smart phone ecosystem. However, this smartphone will first hit North America and South Korea. In addition, in the field of curlable and stretchable screens, Samsung is also doing research. According to Samsung, the Infinity Flex Display has a 7.3-inch panel that’s designed to be folded in half vertically, and the fold happens inward so that the display is protected while the device is folded. This device also has an additional 4.59-inch fixed display on the outside of one half, called the “cover display,” to be used when the device is folded. It has an aspect ratio of 21:9, and a resolution of 840×1960 (HD, 420 PPI). The main display, which is 7.3 inches after stetch-out has an aspect ratio of 4.2:3 and a resolution of 1536×2152 (QXGA, 420PPI).