Here's a first look at Samsung’s new foldable smartphone

Angelica Greene
November 10, 2018

With lights on the stage dimmed, Justin Denison, a senior vice president of mobile product marketing, gives a glimpse of Samsung's first foldable mobile device at a developers conference in San Francisco Wednesday. These are first generation devices but imagine some years from now where physical ports have been removed, driving electronics significantly reduced in size, and batteries perhaps flexible, too. Other notable announcements included an API for Bixby allowing for third party service support, new Infinity Displays with notches and now, new and updated APIs for Galaxy GameDev. A new foundation?Why would we want our displays to fold?

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"This device is very much a first-generation product", he said.

"But it's smart to open it up to developers early to do different types of experiences". Its minimalstic design keeps the most relevant content on the bottom half of the screen, making it more natural and comfortable for one-handed use, the company said. Interestingly, the display is on the outside, so when it is unfolded, it utilizes the whole screen, as a tablet. 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.

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