The company introduced a new fordable form factor during the One UI 2 section of the Samsung Developer Conference 2019 Opening Keynote. A tall screen folds in half in comparison to the first-generation device to become a square-shaped object that you are pocketing.
Samsung rendering shows a tall screen that isn’t too far from what Sony and Essential are doing. Bezels are quite minimal while the front-facing camera with a punch hole is centered up top. With the company showing a standard home screen and camera app, the full experience of this Samsung foldable flip phone is quite straightforward.
One use case for this form factor is folding the screen in the latter example, so there is an angle of 90 degrees. The viewfinder moves to the top half, while at the bottom there are app-specific controls. This provides your device with a natural stand rather than having to hold it up while recording.
This 24-second video (h / t Mishaal Rahman) is simply called a “New Form Factor for Foldable Smartphones.” Bloomberg reported earlier this year that Samsung’s second foldable early 2020 device would have a 6.7-inch display that creases horizontally into a “compact square.” Hopefully, the actual product is not too far away from this preview, especially with regard to the minimal bezels.