In addition to offering a completely new look, the folding screen smartphone can help to recover the sales figures of smartphone companies which have the tendency to decline over the years. At the 2018 Software Developer Conference, Samsung introduced the company’s first folding smartphone prototype. The phone is called the Galaxy F.
According to some leaked images, Galaxy F will own a pixel density of 420 ppi, a resolution of 840 x 1.960 when folded and 1.536 x 2.152 when expanded. When folded for use, the screen will be 4.58 inches in size, 21: 9 aspect ratio. In widescreen mode, used as a tablet, the screen size will reach 7.3 inches, a 4.2: 3 aspect ratio.
The machine uses Infinity Flex Display technology, which allows users to fold open multiple times without causing breakage.
Koh Dong-jin, CEO of Samsung Electronics said the company will release fold-in phones in the first half of 2019 and promises to have 1 million unit published.
Smartphone makers have shipped 355.2 million smartphones in the third quarter of 2018, reduces 6 percent from the same period of last year, and the fourth quarter also decline, according to market research firm IDC.
Samsung is also facing many difficulties as its sales drop 13.4 percent to 72.2 million units. Samsung is facing competitive pressure from its rivals to maintain the top position in the mobile market, particularly Huawei, which is in second place and is going to take the lead position. Thus, a special phone like the Galaxy F will become a powerful weapon to help the company continue to maintain its current position.
However, Samsung is not the only manufacturer that is ambitious in creating folding screen devices. In late October, Royole, a Shenzhen-based company, launched the world’s first folding smartphone, called FlexPai. It has a screen size of 7.8 inches, a resolution of 1920 x 1440 pixels and foldable into a device with a 4-inch screen. According to Royole, the phone has suffered more than 200,000 folds open without damaging or breaking the screen. Machine prices start from $ 1,290 and is expected to officially sell around early 2019.
So we all have to wait to see what they will bring to the world.