San Francisco, United States of America (AFP) –
Technological manufacturer Samsung introduced a folding screen for their smartphones on Wednesday, which became a tablet on opening, although the South Korean brand did not advance to launch this technology.
"When it's open, it's a big-screen tablet, and when it's closed, it's a phone that fits perfectly in its pocket," one of Dustin Denison's managers told a prototype conference at a San Francisco conference. , United States.
Samsung "is close to mass production" of this new screen type, called "Infinity Flex Display", "in the coming months," Denison said, who said the device was designed to be "reassembled and deployed"
"The screen will lay the foundations of tomorrow's smartphone," he said. But the group that manufactures both the device and the components did not announce the devices that will have this folding screen.
In fact, for devices with this technology it works, it needs an operating system and optimized applications.
Samsung and Google, who jointly created the South Korean mobile Android device, also announced on Wednesday that they have already begun to work together to optimize the operating system for these future devices.
The South Korean brand has also invited other developers to design applications to change their products to make them compatible with devices with a future screen type.
Finally, Samsung, a world leader in smartphone sales, also introduced a new user interface called "One User Interface," available from next year on the Galaxy S9 and Note 9, which makes it easy to use and especially optimized for phones that fix the folding screen in the future.
Folding screen is considered the biggest breakthrough in smartphone industry and is eagerly awaiting revolutionary technology that will bring the market second increase, more than ten years after the arrival of the iPhone.
According to the press, other manufacturers are working on this technology, especially the South Korean LG and Chinese Huawei.