A hand held device is a smartphone with a foldable screen that folds like a book, folding like a book and pops up to the size of the tablet.
In a developer showcase event on Wednesday, Samsung said the 7.3-inch phone would be ready for mass production in the coming months. Outside, it has a second, smaller display, called a cover window, which allows users to check e-mails and perform other basic tasks when turned off.
Selling one out of every five phones globally, Samsung is watching a bouncing device to help boost sales, as it allows consumers to last longer their mobile phones and lower cost Chinese competitors. Last week, the world's largest smartphone manufacturer reported that in the third quarter, one third of mobile profits experienced nostrils.
According to Strategy Analytics, which describes the industry as "effective in recession," global smartphone shipments fell by 8% in the fourth quarter of a quarter to 30 September. Meanwhile, Samsung posts dropped further in the 13th. %.
The Wall Street Journal reported that in July, Samsung was developing a folding screen device to launch next year.
As the final design has still been decided, the South Korean tech giant has shown a foldable screen – these lights are called kat Infinity Flex ğı – when the lights are off. Justin Denison, senior vice-president of Samsung for mobile product marketing, showed a prototype on how the phone can operate three applications at the same time when it is turned on.
. The Infinity Flex screen is the basis of tomorrow's smartphone,. Said Mr. Denison.
Foldable screen phones turn into a fiery race. Including at least four of Samsung's competitors
and Huawei Technologies Co., seeking patents for folding models. Last week, a small Chinese company, Royole, introduced the world's first folding display device, with a 7.8-inch display and a 180-degree display.
The fold-out screen phone would shake the basic design for smartphones that had a similar look for more than a decade. However, analysts say a tablet-sized device can take up to $ 2,000. For this reason, Samsung executives have agreed that they must produce compelling uses to justify the steep price.
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Regarding how to optimize content for a folding-screen device, Journal reported last week.
However, the projects in the collapsible telephone market are initially small: Strategy Analyzes predict that such phones will represent only 1% of all smartphones sold in the coming year and 4% in 2023.
Samsung also announced plans to open its first built-in virtual assistant, Bixby, for third-party developers. Love
Alexa needs to stay out of the voice-application developers to create functions that Samsung calls “capsules adlandır to expand technology. Journal 's last week, these capsules, users to broadcast music, order pizza or taxi are filled.
Samsung Bixby, an era of virtual assistant racing, offers an advantage over its competitors because the company sells half a billion television, telephone and household appliances a year. The company has pledged to have Bixby all devices until 2020.
J A breakthrough in technology has opened the door at a speed we've never seen before, bir says D.J. Koh, Samsung's mobile chief.
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