Infinity-Flex and other brand registrations hint at foldable phone's name

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Chinese startup Royole is beating Samsung and everybody to the punch to produce a foldable smartphone.

Royole CEO Bill Liu said that the company has spent more than six years perfecting its flexible display tech in order to get all the necessary components to work as an actual phone.

Samsung could be about to reveal its rumoured "folding phone" this week at a developer's conference being held in San Francisco.

Samsung might not be the first to launch a foldable device, but it looks like the long-in-development Galaxy X smartphone will finally be unveiled to developers this week. While there's still no telling when these eccentric phones of the future will hit the market, there is now little doubt that Samsung will be talking about it a lot in its upcoming Samsung Developer Conference this week.

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Samsung's foldable phone may soon become a reality.

A folding smartphone has been one of the most persistent rumors in recent weeks. The back of the phone is also plastic, except for the hinge which is made of silicone. But that won't make Huawei the first company to launch a foldable phone. It does hint that rumours were right that the device will function both as a tablet when unfurled and turned to a mobile when folded. Phones with the display on the outside could have something like a traditional smartphone form factor when closed, which could open up into a tablet-like form factor.

It features a dual-lens camera setup, including a 20-megapixel telephoto lens and a 16-megapixel wide-angle lens. The phones runs a forked version of Android 9.0, called Water OS, which has been customized to support the phone's different-sized displays. The phone, however, has been delayed due to various issues. But until that happens, it's very hard to get excited about a foldable phone that costs more than $1300 and won't have reliable software. Despite all the unfulfilled Project Valley and Galaxy X rumors of previous years, it's hard not to feel a little excitement for what Samsung might unveil later this week at its developer conference in San Francisco.

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