A phone and a tablet- Samsung reveals foldable smartphone

Joanna Estrada
November 9, 2018

"When it's open, it's a tablet offering a big-screen experience", said Justin Denison, Samsung's SVP of mobile product marketing, according to Wired.

Foldable phones promise the screen of a small tablet in a pocket-sized device.

Samsung and Huawei have been vying to be the world's first developer of a foldable smartphone.

As expected, Bixby was a big focus for the 2018 Samsung Developer Conference.

Normally, one doesn't think of Samsung as necessarily being a haven for the worldwide development community.

"We have achieved significant advancements in AI and IoT, which will be crucial to bringing our connected living vision to life", D.J. Koh, President and CEO of Samsung's IT and Mobile Communications Division, said in a media advisory.

Samsung has finally opened up Bixby to third-party developers, allowing them to build new experiences and connect their services to Samsung's virtual assistant.

The three new notched displays should be heading to new devices by 2019 and beyond.

Not alike: I've previously reported on the foldable smartphone rumor.

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

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

Samsung isn't giving up on the platform yet however - far from it.

"Infinity Flex Display will operate on an entirely new mobile experience and form factor", Samsung said. "We are excited to work with developers on this new platform to create new value for our customers".

Bixby Capsules: These are containers of sorts for features or services created for Bixby by the developer community and made easily accessible to consumers through Bixby Marketplace.

The main screen of the Samsung foldable comes with a 4.2:3 aspect ratio and the cover a 21:9 aspect ratio.

Ko promised gamers that more video game exclusives will be coming to Samsung's mobile devices in the months to come.

He did not reveal how thick the device is. It's no exaggeration to say that most Galaxy owners usually launch the app by accident thanks to the ill-placed Bixby button. Samsung also has a New Infinity display in the works, as pointed out in the same image as the notched displays, though there's no news on what that display would be like.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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