San Francisco, USA (AFP) –
The technical manufacturer Samsung presented on Wednesday a folding screen for their smartphones which, when opened, could become a tablet, although the South Korean brand did not advance the date of commercialization of this technology.
"When it's open, it's a big screen tablet and when it's closed, it's a perfect fit for your pocket," explained Dustin Denison, one of the company's managers at the presentation of the prototype at a San Francisco conference. , USA.
Samsung "Close Mass Production" of this new type of screen, called "Infinity Flex Display", "In the coming months", continued Denison, who said the device has been developed to "fold and install multiple times".
"The screen lays the foundation for tomorrow's smartphone," he said. But the group, which manufactures both devices and components, did not announce the devices that will have this folding screen.
In fact, a device with this technology to function needs an operating system and optimized applications.
Samsung and Google, as the jointly designed Android system powered by the South Korean company's mobile devices, announced on Wednesday that they have already started collaborating to optimize the operating system for these future devices.
The South Korean brand also called on other developers who design applications to change their products to be compatible with devices that have a future type of screen.
Finally Samsung, world leader in smartphone sales, also announced Wednesday a new user interface called "One UI", available from next year on the Galaxy S9 and Note 9, which facilitates usage and, above all, is optimized for phones that mount the fake screen in the future.
The dropdown screen is seen as the biggest breakthrough in the smartphone industry, pending a revolutionary technology that will give the market a second step, more than a decade after the arrival of the iPhone.
According to the specialized press, other manufacturers, especially South Korean LG and Chinese Huawei, work with this technique.