Samsung's leaked concept video inspires foldable Flex phone design art


Samsung's flexible phone announcement is fast approaching and the suspense is killing us. Will it be an out- or in-folding, vertical opening like the patents, or horizontal like on the prototype Samsung demoed on stage? Maybe it will actually look like the seamless concept in the leaked promo video above that someone snatched around Samsung's Vietnamese factory the other day?

Well, that last possibility has been thoroughly entertained by the render masters at LetsGoDigital, and our Dutch partners have made an intriguing concept of what the Samsung Flex, or whatever it gets called, may look like.


The design rendering is a bit blocky and rough around the edges but the imaginable bendy phone of Samsung is depicted as it is most likely to look like in its general in-folding form. All rumors so far point to a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display when unfurled, paired with a secondary 4.6-inch panel on the outside for everyday tasks.

While the concept renders here don't seem to depict these eventual diagonals to the letter, especially for the outside screen, it still transmits the added value of the handset that would justify its $1500+ price point. For Samsung, that seems to be the unique form factor that brings abilities like running three different apps at once, or unfurling the Flex in a tablet-sized media consumption machine when you need it for watching videos or browsing. Do you like what you are seeing here?



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13 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Clear market leader in terms of pushing the envelope for next gen tech !

3. Kuroki

Posts: 183; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

They were the market leader. Not anymore though.

5. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 730; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

Who is then?

2. surethom

Posts: 1719; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

The 4.6" front screen will be too small for most, but its a good tester device for Samsung.

4. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

If it wasn't so god damn expensive, I would for sure get it! Rest of the lot is so god damn boring, same s**t all the way. So what if some of them have bigger PPI or more RAM or better camera - I wan't god damn excitement!

6. TheHitman1982

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

$1500 for a phone/mini tablet is just to much money. I bought a i7 MSI Stealth 17" laptop with a gtx 1060 for $1200. It looks like cool tech but these phone prices are just getting out of hand. Its bad enough that they are $1000.

7. ahmadkun

Posts: 613; Member since: May 02, 2016

That's what I'm trying to say all the time, $1000 price tag is unreasonable at all .. i can get a powerful desktop or laptop aroun that price

8. sissy246

Posts: 7124; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

But if your a person that is happy with just a smaller top of the line tablet and a flagship phone then $1500 is not that far off. Top of the line tablet $800+ Flagship phone $800+ Ok, now you are at $1600 and if you like to take both with you you have ti carrier around 2 instead of 1.

9. scarface21173

Posts: 700; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Yeah but you cant put them in your pocket. This thing will be with you at all times on the go. its worth the extra.

10. Heisenberg

Posts: 377; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

You guys want the best tech but don't want to pay for it. A foldable phone is a niche product for now and only interested folks will buy it. If you aren't fine with the price then buy a regular phone. Simple!!

13. TheHitman1982

Posts: 97; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

iPhone 4,5,6,7 Samsung S4,5,6,7 was the best tech, we paid for it and it wasn't $1000, this has nothing to do with not wanting to pay what its worth and everything to do with companies taking advantage of people by price gouging them because they know if they want a new phone they will pay for it. When a mini tablet/phone costs more than a 17" aluminum body gaming laptop. That's a problem.

11. Venkatramanan

Posts: 327; Member since: Aug 15, 2014

I want samsung to release 5" / 10" Screen (Phone / Tablet) with Windows for ARM with 1TB UFS Storage.

12. almostdone

Posts: 449; Member since: Sep 25, 2012

Samsung will be the best but give it 6-12 months and some firms like Xiaomi, ZTE, Oppo and others will make a very compelling device for way under $1000. The 2nd gen from Samsung will probably cost less too.

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