The Samsung Galaxy Fold is still a work in progress, but the company is already exploring other foldable handset concepts, including this pocket-sized flip phone. Revealed during the One UI 2 section of the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 Opening Keynote, this device is exactly as it sounds, a flexible display-equipped, flip-style phone. Read more for two videos and additional information.
In the video above, Samsung did show one interesting use case for this device where the screen folds at a 90-degree angle and then the viewfinder moves to the top half, keeping the app-specific controls remain at the bottom, thus turning the phone into a stand of sorts. There’s no word yet on when / if we’ll see a functional prototype.
This brand-new form factor that we’re now exploring will not only easily fit in your pocket, but it also changes the way you use your phone,” said Hyesoon Jeong, head of Samsung’s framework R&D group, onstage at Samsung’s Developer Conference.