Samsung to announce new Exynos chipset on November 14th

Samsung to announce new Exynos chipset on November 14th

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

Samsung has finally unveiled the long-rumored foldable smartphone.

“When its closed, its a phone” and “when its open, its a tablet”, the company said at its developers conference, explaining that it is working with Google and developers to optimize Android apps for this type of screen. They've been teasing a folding model for about five years now, and here it is. Then at SDC18 on Wednesday, Samsung confirmed that it's indeed making displays with holes at the top - Apple, by the way, also has a patent on tech that allows manufacturers to drill holes through screens, which may be a telling detail for the future of its hardware. Interestingly, while Samsung high-ups demonstrated the phone on stage, nobody else at the event was given the chance to get their hands on it.

The device will be called the "Infinity Flex Display".

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The Verge's reporter Nick Statt said that when folded, the phone was "bulky" and "feels miles away in quality" from a high-end smartphone.

She said Royole told her the issues were "due to the adhesive used in the engineering samples". Huawei is planning to release a 5G foldable phone in mid-2019.

Developer Joshua Clark, who was at the conference, said Samsung needs to sell the technology to its competitors for the product to be widely adopted.

The announcement means other companies can start building the voice assistant system into their own machines and devices as well.

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