Samsung foldable display UX confirmed for SDC

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Unfolded, the display size is 7.8-inches, with a 4:3 aspect ratio.

Compared to the Android One program, which has significantly expanded and boosted its global appeal over the past year or so, the Android Go lineup of ultra-low-cost smartphones running a software platform specifically designed for modest hardware is growing at a slower pace.

After more than five years of research and development, it seems like Samsung is finally ready to shed more light on its foldable phone project. It is the first foldable phone to come with a flexible display.

According to SamMobile, Samsung will unveil Android Pie at the SDC18 event, as well as the new user interface for the foldable handset.

The goal is garnering critical feedback as new technologies will require developers to tweak apps to make sure they run smoothly when the phone folds out into tablet form.

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If you were the cynical sort, you might think that Samsung has only posted the tease because of the rumor last week that its bitter local rival, LG, would show off its own foldable smartphone at CES 2019, which is just two months away.

But the materials are not supposed to sell you on the phone as much as the fact that the whole thing folds up.

While Samsung may grab the spotlight this week with its foldable phone demo, it's not going to be the only company working on such a product. The back of the phone is also plastic, except for the hinge which is made of silicone. Earlier this week, The Wall Street Journal reported that Samsung has held talks with YouTube and Netflix to deliver the best possible experience on a foldable screen.

The Chinese manufacturer Rouyu said FlexPai would "subvert people's perception of traditional smart phones". More details are likely to follow closer to the developer conference which begins later this week. In dual view camera the object is visible from each screen when folded, and can be bended to capture objects at unique angles. But until that happens, it's very hard to get excited about a foldable phone that costs more than $1300 and won't have reliable software.