Samsung’s Ambitious Foldable Smartphone the ‘Infinity Flex’

The logo of Samsung is seen on a building during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
The logo of Samsung is seen on a building during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain February 25, 2018.
(Photo: REUTERS/Yves Herman)

It's finally here, the futuristic Samsung foldable phone. Just a day before Samsung's developer conference in San Francisco, the company has started teasing a foldable phone.

The phone, which is likely to be called the Infinity Flex, has been anticipated by many people. We saw the South Korean major took to Facebook to post an image of a folding Samsung logo, which clearly hints at the unveiling of a bendable smartphone.

A report issued by Indian Express revealed that Samsung Developers Conference is set to kick off on November 7 in San Francisco, which is tomorrow. As we probably know, this is not the first hint from Samsung about a possible sneak peek at the upcoming foldable phone, though.

We've seen the event invite posted on Twitter already gives a clear hint at a foldable smartphone. The tagline 'Where Now Meets the Next' seems to indicate that Samsung will tease something big tomorrow.

Sometime last month, Samsung's mobile chief DJ Koh hinted that a foldable phone will be announced at its developer conference in November.

But for now, there is very little that we know about Samsung's foldable smartphone. However, Samsung has told a few Korean media outlets that it will unveil the phone's UX at the event. There's a huge probability that Samsung could also tease its foldable phone at the event to gauge the interest of the developer community.

Elsewhere, Bell reports that Samsung has confirmed that the phone's foldable display is finished. This report further claims that the Korean company will mass produce an approximate 1000,000 units of the flexible display, starting this month.

There was another report from The Wall Street Journal that indicated that Samsung has held talks with YouTube and Netflix to deliver the best possible experience on a foldable screen.

According to a previous rumor, it was alleged that Samsung's foldable phone could be called the Galaxy F. Another trademark filing suggests that the handset will be launched as Samsung Infinity Flex.

There are other rumors that claim the device will come with a 7-inch foldable display that folds in half. It is also expected to feature a secondary display for notifications when folded in half. The phone will reportedly come with 512GB of internal storage, dual-SIM capability, and a silver color option.

The phone could be priced upwards of $1500. There are other reports claiming that Samsung plans to target niche markets with the launch of a foldable phone. One of the target markets being mobile gaming. The full reveal is expected to happen at next year's CES tech trade show in Las Vegas.

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