Samsung unveils its ‘Infinity Flex’ foldable smartphone

Samsung has used its 2018 developer conference in San Francisco to unveil its long-awaited, much-anticipated foldable, flexible display, dubbed 'Infinity Flex'.

We don’t know full details - the phone is very much still a prototype, but the Korean company wanted to show off its user interface and encourage Android developers to start writing apps for it.

Just ahead of Samsung’s announcement, Google used its Android Developers’ Summit to reveal it was developing Android to support foldable displays.

When folded, the Infinity Flex looks like a regular smartphone. But it can unfold – much like a book – to reveal a larger, tablet-sized 7.3in screen to enhance the multitasking and viewing content experience. 

Other than that, all we know is that it can run three apps simultaneously thanks to its ‘multi-active window’ feature. 

The unveiling was unfortunately brief, though. Considering the device has been long teased ahead of its 2019 launch, it’s about time we were gifted more details.

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Becky Roberts

Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her 10 years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.