Samsung Foldable Phone Update: In a call with reporters after releasing its quarterly earnings last week, exec Lee Kyeong-tae explained that it would show off some of the UI features to explain how it improves multitasking, usable as a phone when it’s folded or as a tablet when opened. “Unlike our flagship products, the foldable phone is a completely new concept in terms of design and user experience, which requires a different approach,” said a Samsung official who declined to be identified as details of the phone were not yet public.
“Before we take it to the market, we want to share with developers what we’ve done so far and see what they think of it,” the official said.
According to Reuters, we may see some “detailed images” of the device, even if the hardware itself doesn’t make an appearance. We’re already anticipating seeing a foldable phone from LG at CES, so while we may have to wait for device details, starting off by explaining why such a device should be anticipated seems like a good idea. The conference itself is a two-day event on Wednesday and Thursday, with the keynote kicking off at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET) on the 7th.