Skip to main content

Foldable Smartphones: Will they bring revolation to boaring market?


Smartphone industry the one of the most revenue generator is struggling due to lack of innovations. Smartphone sales were stagnant for past few years and now they are on decline. Users need something innovative that will let them spend hard earned money on device.  There were lot of leaks and speculations about foldable devices and they were true as Samsung gave the first glimpse of its upcoming foldable phone. They also stated that the phone will be mass produced in coming months.
Samsung's senior vice president of mobile marketing, showed off the phone, which when closed is traditional phone but when opened becomes full fledged tablet. Since the display is foldable, a new technology was needed to develop it. Therefore the phone uses a new display technology called Infinity Flex Display, which will not degrade no matter how many times user opens/close the device
"The Infinity Flex Display” represents an entirely new mobile platform, as now new dimension is available for technology to explore. The device portrayed by Samsung isn't the final product. It will get some tweaks and ramp-ups before final release.

It's likely the phone Samsung releases will be sleeker and have smaller bezels than the device Dennison showed. The selling point of device will depend upon how sleek and user friendly the device is, also considering how much will it impact user's pocket.

The major  giveaway from device is its multitasking feature. The device can run up to three apps at the same time, something Samsung calls Multi Active Window. Additionally, Samsung is also working on technology for rollable and stretchable displays.

Samsung's big push at Software development conference was to make software specifically for its devices. In the past, that's meant making apps that work on the edge of Samsung's curved smartphone displays or take advantage of its S Pen stylus. This year, that focus has turned to Bixby and artificial intelligence.

Additionally, Samsung mentioned that they are working closely with Google on development of One UI for foldable smartphones. Also the developers will have to optimize their apps according to foldable smartphones.

Foldable phone specs
Although the details of device specs are too foggy but there is some light on major features. One of which is battery life and  Samsung aims to have battery life that lasts as long as current Galaxy smartphones. The Cover Display, which will be visible when device is closed will be 4.58 inches and has a 21:9 aspect ratio with resolution of 840x1960 and screen density of 420 dpi.

For main display the focus is more handy with quick access and interaction. When device will be unfolded the smaller display will  turn off and go black.

The Main Display, will be 7.3 inches and has a 4.2:3 aspect ratio with the resolution 1536x2152 and screen density of 420 dpi.

The cost will the major setback for customers because the device would cost around $1700, still Samsung plans to sell one million of devices.

What are your opinions about foldable smartphones, will they bring revolution in market. Let us know in the comments.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Android Pie: Cool features you shouldn't overlook

In this era of technical growth companies have been trying to improve user experience by making device usability better and handy. As mobile phone are being introduced with various new technologies for eg. face recognition which uses AI to enhance the user experience, similarly many other inventions are being worked on at present and support those new features the OS needs to be upgraded to match their pace with the development of technology. Or it may also be said that with advancement in the OS versions the Mobile companies need to be design the phone to cop its level.
Android 9 controls the power of artificial intelligence to provide more from the smart phone. Now it's smarter, faster and adapts with usage.

Tailored to you
Android 9 adapts to users and how they use their phone by learning user preferences as they go. Experience keeps on getting better and better over time, and it keeps things running smoother, longer.

App Actions:
The phone will now readily know about user's…

What is Deep Learning - Explained in General Terms

Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence are the terms which are being used interchangeably these days. Suddenly every one is talking about them – irrespective of whether they understand the differences or not! Whether one have been actively following data science or not – everyone would have heard these terms. But no one has a clear understanding of what is Deep Learning. Basically it is subset of Machine Learning which in turn is subset of Artificial Intelligence.

Deep Learning is type of Machine Learning which teaches computers to perform actions by learning from examples. Deep Learning is the key technology being used in Driver-less cars that enables them to recognize a stop sign and differentiate between a person and lamppost.It is the key behind the voice controls in various devices like phone, tablets, TVs and hands-free speakers. Deep Learning is gradually prevailing and getting attention lately. Using it, impossible results have been achieved.

In deep lear…

Chromecast: All you need to know

Digital media player, Chromecast is a small dongle developed by Google for accessing playbacks from mobile device or computers on high definition TVs. The device controls/initiate the playback of internet streamed audio and visual content on TVs through mobile or web Apps. The device supports Google cast for mirroring of content on HD TV's.

Google Cast SDK is a third party modification software which was released on 3rd Feb, 2014. Third party Apps can use google cast for enabling their apps to be accessible through Chromecast on high definition Tvs. After the release, 20,000 google cast ready apps were sold till May 2015. 30 million units of Chromecast are sold till now in US making it the best seller streaming device in US in 2014.

There are three Chromecast device launched till now:
1. Chromecast 1st Generation
2. Chromecast 2nd Generation
3. Chromecast 3rd Generation


Chromecast 1st Generation
It is the first Chromecast device announced on July 24,2013 and was made av…