Google, Samsung working on version of Android for folding phones

Isaac Cain
October 29, 2018

Bloomberg also notes that Samsung will release a smartphone with flexible screen, which appears under the code name of the victor.

Earlier this week, 91mobiles exclusively reported that Samsung is all set to launch its first four rear camera-toting smartphone, the Galaxy A9 (2018) in India in November.

The standard Galaxy S10 edition is said to feature an OLED panel, however, the cheaper model is said to lack the signature curved edge display. The phone will be about the same size as the current 5.8-inch Galaxy S9 model.

Samsung is said to be testing multiple Galaxy S10 prototypes and there's no telling if a version with no dedicated headphone jack will make it to market this year.

What makes it more wonderful is that Galaxy A6s, which is Samsung's first ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) phone, or one produced by another company. The prototype weighs over 200 grams because of it's large screens and the bendable display would not include an in-display fingerprint scanner. As the Galaxy S10 smartphone comes with a 4 inch of the display it will cause the technical problem and Bloomberg says the smartphone folding display is covered with a film of glass but does not say it is responsive to touch or not.

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Generally speaking, the phone will resemble the device that was presented in a concept video that was published by Samsung in 2014.

The screen opens with a snap like once-popular flip phones such as Motorola Razr but with a smoother feel.

Samsung has for years talked about introducing a foldable phone. The hinge, Bloomberg says, recently passed internal durability tests, but it's still unclear whether the design could hold up in mass production.

Samsung and Google have been working together on creating a special version of Android that will work well with this phone, though the final UI depends on whether the portrait or landscape variant were ultimately chosen. Additionally, when the screen does break, it "shatters like dried paper". The foldable phone will be indeed teased next month at Samsung's developer conference, Bloomberg notes, but the phone itself won't be shown.

Samsung is also planning strategy like the Apple launch iPhone XR, the device has numerous same features compared to iPhone XS. "A foldable would garner bragging rights, but I wouldn't expect it to be an immediate hit". Samsung will most likely continue to offer the face recognition feature as well so users will have more than one way to secure their smartphone.

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