Samsung Electronics today presented its long awaited folding phone for the first time at a conference for developers in San Francisco.
Giant representatives from South Korea have Android programmers to start working on the applications of this device, according to News.ro.
South Korea's electronic product manufacturer has launched a new technology for flexible mobile device displays and announced that it is working with Google to develop it.
Folding phones promise to allow users to perform more complex tasks, usually on tablets or laptops.
The objective of the Wednesday event was to obtain particularly important reactions because developers will need to try the new technologies of the application to work smoothly when the phone takes the form of a tablet.
Samsung is among the few companies that have announced that the bubbling phones will soon be introduced to the market.
Although Samsung has not announced when it will launch new devices, analysts expect this to happen in the first half of 2019, otherwise it is likely that Apple's new phones will carry it forward.
Dave Burke, vice president of engineering for Android, has confirmed this deadline at a separate Google-based conference in California.
"We work closely with Samsung on a new device that plans to launch next year, "he said. Burke said.
The Chinese company Huawei Technologies also announced that it plans to launch a smart 5G phone with a folding screen in mid 2019.
Both Samsung and Huawei were outgrown by a Chinese screen manufacturer, which last week presented a folding phone with a 7.8-inch screen at a price of approximately 1,300 dollars. Royole announced that it will begin to receive orders at the end of December.
High prices could discourage high immediate demand for these products, and some analysts have doubts that there is a high demand for such phones.
Samsung did not offer details about the prices of new phones this Wednesday.