This is Samsung's first foldable phone (warning: it isn't pretty)

Laverne Mann
November 8, 2018

"Unlike our flagship products, the foldable phone is a completely new concept in terms of design and user experience, which requires a different approach", said a Samsung official who declined to be identified as details of the phone were not yet public. You can simply unfold the device to get a larger tablet-sized screen.

And that sure would behoove Samsung, which has incessantly mocked other companies for shipping phones with display notches. Speaking at Google's Android Dev Summit, the VP of engineering for Android, David Burke, confirmed Google is working to add support for foldable phones to Android.

The smartphone also works with Samsung's revamped smartphone user interface, dubbed One UI, that was created to work with the device's multiple screens. When folded in half, a second screen on the outside means it can operate like a pocket-friendly smartphone.

On Wednesday, Samsung provided a glimpse at a foldable-screen device that it will release next year.

Samsung isn't the first to try foldable phones, but the company's display know-how, reach and marketing power could take the form mainstream.

Either way, the spectacle of the folding phone is imminent.

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Rumours about the new device have been swirling for years and the South Korean tech firm has been dropping big hints about its new gadget for a very long time.

Samsung also showed off a new software interface called One UI, which includes simplified controls, new icons, and more rounded corners.

The tablet configuration looks like a typical device, and when folded up the phone takes on a thicker "candy bar" look compared to today's super thin smartphones.

The live stream for said keynote on day one of the conference begins at 20:00 local time tomorrow, so tune in to see if Samsung does indeed reveal the Galaxy F.

Incredibly, LG says this new TV even features OLED 4K technology which will allow consumers to watch content in this ultimate high definition format. Others suggested it had three foldable screens. which wouldn't align with what was seen on the Samsung Developer Conference stage. In phone mode, you can scroll through the news app like normal.

Samsung's developer conference is taking place from November 7 to November 8 in San Francisco and will bring you all the news live as it happens.

Other reports by MaliBehiribAe

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