Samsung are the newest company to unveil a foldable smartphone

Saul Franklin
November 9, 2018

"Yes, it feels a bit gimmicky, but the FlexPai does actually deliver on its promise of being the "first foldable smartphone", Mashable's reporter Karissa Bell said. Foldable devicesOLED display technology is now making inroads in the TV market but it also has the potential to change how we use our handheld devices.

That confirmation came at its developer conference in San Francisco, where we also got a look at Samsung's new One UI for both its regular smartphones and the upcoming foldable device.

Up to three apps can run at the same time on the phone.

The foldable smartphone from Samsung, which has been much talked about for a fairly long period appears to be finally here, though up to now, only at a conceptual stage.

The three new notched displays should be heading to new devices by 2019 and beyond. That requires app developers to comply, but Samsung is probably the only Android vendor with a competent suite of apps to rival Google's.

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Samsung and Huawei have been vying to be the world's first developer of a foldable smartphone. "The experience was reengineered to reduce clutter and distractions, allowing the user to better focus and quickly navigate". Google's support for Samsung's foldable phone is key, because it widens support for multiple active Android windows on this type of hybrid device.

She said Royole told her the issues were "due to the adhesive used in the engineering samples".

Bixby started as an intelligent interface, a practical way to use voice to interact with your phone.

The prototype displays that have been floating around for years will soon make it to actual consumer devices.

As part of its efforts to scale up Bixby services, Samsung is expanding support to five new languages in the coming months, including British English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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