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Samsung reveals foldable phone, Latest World News

Samsung reveals foldable phone, Latest World News

The Samsung smartphone is not the first one of this nature. The company famously partnered with Epic Games this year to bring the insanely popular Fortnite to its tablets and smartphones.

The Samsung Developer Conference (SDC) is the place where Samsung shows off the latest software innovations powering its new and upcoming hardware.

Also on November 7, Google announced Android support for this new foldable smartphone form factor, so the starting software support is in place and is expected to continue over time.

The device's screen "had to be thinner than any other", he said, adding Samsung will be able to start mass production of the Infinity Flex Display in a "matter of months", which means it can be sold early next year at the earliest. In addition, users can browse, watch, connect and multitask without losing a beat, simultaneously using three active apps on the larger display.

The main screen of the Samsung foldable comes with a 4.2:3 aspect ratio and the cover a 21:9 aspect ratio. The Infinity O display, meanwhile, sits offset to the left side of the screen. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, SmartThings offers a connected experience in a single app, bringing IoT into the smart home, the auto, office and everywhere in between, the company said. Kicking off the company's keynote, Samsung announced that it's officially making Bixby open to developers so they can create custom commands for the AI. "The experience was reengineered to reduce clutter and distractions, allowing the user to better focus and quickly navigate". They're actually the same tools that Samsung uses to develop new experience for Bixby as well.

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There is a high chance it will carry a price tag of around 2 million won ($1,790).

China's Huawei Technologies has said it is planning to launch a 5G smartphone with a foldable screen in mid-2019.

Other companies: Google has started working on foldable devices, too, The Verge reports.

Samsung also used the developers conference to announce it would begin letting app developers use Bixby, its artificial-intelligence platform for Samsung's smartphones and home appliances. Think of the capsules like Skills for Amazon's Alexa. These are British English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish, all of which complement the existing US English, Chinese, and Korean.