Video screenshot via Samsung US Newsroom
Not long after Motorola hinted it was bringing back its signature Razr flip phone, Samsung has emerged with a “brand new form factor” that gels its foldable device technology with the well-missed silhouette.
At the 2019 Samsung Developer Conference on Tuesday, the South Korean tech giant demonstrated its new One UI 2, the mobile interface for its lineup of foldable gadgets, by showing off how it would work with an over-the-top smartphone design.
In a mockup video, Samsung revealed a prototype it is currently “exploring” that started out resembling a classic flip phone, but was later shown being folded in half into a square.
Samsung did not detail further about the flexible device, but the announcement corroborates with a report by Bloomberg from September that suggested the company was debuting a flip phone that could be folded into a “compact square.”
When folded vertically, the gadget doubles as a stand for the top half of the display, which can be used to watch videos hands-free.
Meanwhile, Motorola is believed to be unveiling a 2019 version of the classic Razr phone by the end of the year.
— Samsung US Newsroom (@SamsungNewsUS) October 29, 2019[via CNET, video and cover image via Samsung US Newsroom] http://www.designtaxi.com/news/407079/Samsung-Demos-Cutting-Edge-Flip-Phone-Design-That-Can-Be-Folded-Further/