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Can you see the future?

Futuristic-looking bendable tablets and smartphones have captured our imagination for years. Whether it’s the folding tablets found in Westworld or the many book-like slates with foldable pages in Microsoft’s future vision videos, a phone that folds out into a much larger device is dreamlike.

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Infinity Flex Display

The Infinity Flex Display uses a polymer that Samsung says is both “flexible and tough,” meaning it can keep its strength even when folded and unfolded “hundreds of thousands of times.”

Device compatibility

Next-generation touchscreens are already being designed to use ultrasonic vibrations that give the illusion that smooth glass has texture.

Flexible OLED displays

Huawei is reportedly planning to release a foldable handset next year. Lenovo and Xiaomi have also teased their own prototypes, and LG is also working on its own flexible OLED displays and TVs that roll up into a box.

Multi Active Window

Samsung is creating its own Multi Active Window software that will allow its foldable phone to display three apps at the same time.

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The foldable debate is underway

“Few are debating ‘if’ foldable or rollable mobile displays are the future of smartphones, the only question is when and by whom,” explains Patrick Moorhead, an industry analyst at Moor Insights and former AMD executive.

“The core benefit of a foldable smartphone is that the user can have the benefit of a larger display but can still fit it into their pocket, coat, or purse.”

SAMSUNG’S first device uses two displays

Samsung is actually using two separate displays to create its foldable phone — one on the inside, and a smaller display on the outside.

Although it looks very stocky, Samsung says the device hiding inside the disguise is actually “stunning.”

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