In 2019, the new Samsung smartphone is expected to be released on the market.
Korean companies, according to the BBC and Reuters, introduced the new Infinity Flex as "the foundation of tomorrow's smartphone." When it goes on, this device looks like a tablet that has a 7.3 inch screen (18.5 cm) and when folded, another smaller screen appears.
Unlike the Royole Chinese FlexPai, based in California, which is usually displayed in China a few days ago, Samsung – competing with Huawei China for the first to use a wallet phone before Royole anticipates it – avoiding revealing what is actually Infinity Flex's appearance, holding it in a case.
Both developers and journalists cannot touch, or even see, new smartphones, which will be fully "revealed" at upcoming events, the Athens-Macedonia News Agency said.
When folded, a new device – which can "run" three applications at once – fits perfectly into the pocket. H Samsung has encouraged developers to start developing new applications for Infinity Flex. Google's Android developer said at the event he would help developers in this direction.
Korean companies remain No. 1 in the global smartphone market, but in the third quarter of this year (July-September) it recorded a 13.4% decline in sales during the same quarter last year, according to research firm IDC, from 22.1% to 20, 3%.
In general, the smartphone market has declined internationally for several quarters, because it seems to be looking for a "catalyst" that will give it a new boost. Analysts believe it might be a folded cellphone that does not break and which combines small size when folded, with a large screen when in progress.
H Huawei has announced plans to release a fifth generation cellphone (5G) by mid-2019 to be folded. Royole's FlexPai, which has a 7.8-inch screen, will cost around $ 1,300 and will be released in 2019. It is expected that in the first example at least all cellphones will be sold for more than $ 1,000.