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Samsung gives peek at device that will fold

Samsung gives peek at device that will fold

The device can be opened to reveal a 7.3-inch tablet.

The device does not fold flat and was quite hard to hold, Bell said, adding that the plastic display lifted a little over the hinges and made a "crunching sound" while folding.

Analyst Bob O'Donnell with Technalysis Research said while the bendable screen provided a wow factor, shoppers may not like the thickness of the folded phone or its price tag.

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

One UI's "clean and minimal design keeps the most relevant content on the bottom half of the screen - making it more natural and comfortable for one-handed use", said Samsung in a release. 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.

Google's head of Android UX, Mr Glen Murphy, who was on stage with Samsung, said Google would work with developers to bring more features to the phone.

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"We expect to see foldable products from several Android manufacturers", he added. A new foundation?Why would we want our displays to fold?

Samsung Electronics unveiled its anticipated foldable phone in San Francisco on Wednesday, urging Android developers to start writing apps for it.

Reporters at the American technology network The Verge, and digital media website Mashable, were among those to get their hands on Royole's FlexPai device at the event in San Francisco.

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

Samsung is also adding five additional languages to Bixby in the coming months - such as British English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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