With the race to launch foldable smartphones underway, LG has also made its first definitive move to join the same. Earlier, a Chinese company, Rouyu had revealed its folding smartphone and Samsung announced its folding phone earlier this month. Now, LG has requested trademarks for three names, which are Flex, Foldi and Duplex. From the names, it is obvious that these belong to foldable phones and nothing else.Folding Smartphones
Reports about LG showcasing its folding phone at the upcoming CES 2019 and been doing rounds for a long time. Finally, it seems like this device from LG will become a reality as the company has applied for these trademarks. This was done at the [...]
The launch of a smartphone with a folding display was imminent, but this isn’t the one we were expecting. While the Samsung Galaxy ‘F’ or even the folding smartphone from LG and Huawei were on the table, Chinese manufacturer Rouyu has beaten them to the finish line. The Rouyu Flexpai has a 7.8 inch HD display and runs on the Snapdragon 8150 SoC. The Snapdragon 8150 (or the Snapdragon 855) is yet to be announced. It will be the next flagship processor from Qualcomm, based on the 7nm manufacturing process.Specifications
These unique features make it the not only the first smartphone to have a folding display but also the first to run on the next [...]
With great leaps in smartphone technology, users are getting safer and more convenient ways to unlock their smartphones with each passing year. The first major breakthrough after basic security features such as pins and patterns was the inclusion of biometric security in smartphones. Slowly, that evolved, became faster and more secure. It is now present under the display, eliminating the need for a physical sensor. However, the latest patent by Samsung is now taking this a step further. Samsung is planning to turn the entire screen into a fingerprint reader.The Future Of Displays
Currently, in-display fingerprint readers only cover a certain area of the screen and are [...]
Samsung’s foldable smartphone has been a rumoured product for a long time now. But the Galaxy F might soon become a reality. A tablet that folds into a phone and fits into your pocket. Samsung has revealed, to a news website, at an event in Kuala Lumpur that this new product can become a reality early as November this year. This device will provide portability as a phone and also provide ease of use and allow for multitasking as a tablet. According to reports, the company has also said that the product will launch only if it is really meaningful to customers. Samsung added that if the user experience is not upto their standard, they won’t launch the phone.
Imagine a phone with a display that can fold in and out without cracking a single piece. Like a sandwich. If news sources are to be believed this may soon be a reality. Samsung and LG are slated to launch phones with foldable displays later this year. Samsung reportedly began working on a phone that folds out and turns into a 7-inch tablet, and it’s expected to roll out over 100,000 units in the third quarter.
If you remember, we had first covered this news in 2015 when Samsung had launched a competition to get entrepreneurs excited about creating startups around flexible display technologies. It is believed that since then the company has secured fold-in phone [...]