Samsung didn’t provide too many details on the concept, but a Samsung spokesperson confirmed it is “working on advancing new foldable form factors and bringing a new foldable device to market.”
Incremental smartphone changes have failed in recent years to generate consumer excitement, leading to stalled sales and people holding onto their phones longer. Some tech manufacturers, such as Samsung and Huawei, have developed high-end mobile devices that promise more space to watch videos or do work, yet still fit in a pocket.
But taking a folding screen from concept to a working device has proven to be a monumental engineering challenge.
At the conference, Samsung also announced One UI 2, an update to its Android interface that includes a dark mode in more apps and better accessibility for one-handed use.