It had been widely expected that top vendor like Samsung or Huawei would be the first but the California-based start-up beats big tech companies in launching the Royole FlexPai. Royole Corporation, a California-based start-up, last week unveiled FlexPai, a 7.8-inch foldable device with as many as three screens.
The report claims that, as expected, Samsung will be showing off the foldable phone in some capacity at its annual developers conference.
Koh added that the company was "focusing on developing innovations that will be genuinely accepted and liked by consumers" for the foldable phones.
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The official Samsung Mobile Facebook handle has changed its DP with an image of the world "SAMSUNG" fully folded to reflect the attribute of the upcoming flagship phone. And even if Samsung doesn't have even a prototype to show, it will probably drop hints about that upcoming phone through that foldable display UX discussion.
According to SamMobile, Samsung will unveil Android Pie at the SDC18 event, as well as the new user interface for the foldable handset. That report also said that the SDC18 launch would be more of a soft launch, as Samsung may not actually show the full device during the keynote. Just look what happened to Windows Phone.
The device is rumored to come with a 7 inch foldable flexible display that folds in half, the device is also rumored to have a secondary display for notifications when it is folded in half. Though Royole has a much smaller development team, the device has an impressive array of features to help it compete with mobile giants across the globe. But the Galaxy F is indeed the kind of new technology that may need plenty of feedback from developers well before the foldable device is ready to hit stores. Despite all the unfulfilled Project Valley and Galaxy X rumors of previous years, it's hard not to feel a little excitement for what Samsung might unveil later this week at its developer conference in San Francisco.