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Samsung Reveals Key Specs for its Foldable Flagship

by Brandon Russell | November 8, 2018November 8, 2018 8:30 am PST

Samsung this week gave us our first look at its Infinity Flex Display technology, which is set to debut on a consumer smartphone sometime next year. While the smartphone Samsung showed off was just a prototype, the company has revealed the specs of its Infinity Flex Display.

During a session at its developer conference, Samsung shared some important details about the technology. Shara Tibken from CNET posted a photo on Twitter:

When folded, Samsung will provide users with a display that’s 4.58 inches (420 ppi) and features a resolution of 840×1960. That’s pretty standard for that size of a display, which, incidentally, is pretty small in today’s landscape. What’s odd, however, is the aspect ratio is 21:9.

When Samsung’s Infinity Flex Display isn’t folded, it provides users with a 7.3-inch screen (420 ppi) with a resolution of 1536 x 2152.

Samsung is clearly preparing to make the Infinity Flex Display a fixture of its future, and this week’s look was just a small glimpse. Google, meanwhile, has announced Android support for displays that fold, so clearly foldable devices are going to be a thing.

Whether they’ll offer an experience that’s superior to a device like the iPhone XS Max or Galaxy Note 9 remains to be seen, but we’re skeptical. We’ll find out when Samsung unveils the consumer model next year.

Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...