While the entire screen can be used for multi-tasking, it can also be folded down to the size of a smartphone. The video doesn’t show it being folded, but it appears to fold like a “z-fold” pamphlet, not to be confused with Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold, which only has one fold.
Samsung is calling this unit the “Samsung Flex In & Out”, though an identical Samsung device shown earlier this year was subbed the “S-Foldable”. It appears to be running Android and the camera array is facing the same way as the primary screen, which is awkward, and the thickness of the unfolded phone means it will be a behemoth in anyone’s pocket. Not to mention, it’s probably really heavy.
Samsung’s unconventional design isn’t the first of its kind. TCL’s “tri-fold display concept,” was shown off last year. The TCL phone has a smaller 6.65-inch display, with two very noticeable creases and hinges that make creaky sounds when folded based on the prototype we played with.