The unfolded screen is 18.5-cm.
Here's a look at the five key takeaways from the Samsung Developers Conference 2018. The company unveiled a foldable Android smartphone with a 7.8-inch screen.
The announcement means other companies can start building the voice assistant system into their own machines and devices as well.
"But it's smart to open it up to developers early to do different types of experiences".
Bixby Capsules: These are containers of sorts for features or services created for Bixby by the developer community and made easily accessible to consumers through Bixby Marketplace.
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"This device is very much a first-generation product", he said.
Samsung says its connected living strategy is centered around an open IoT ecosystem that "unites the growing number of connected devices on a single platform". "They'll have to prove that it's more than just a gimmick", said Mr O'Donnell. Samsung also has a New Infinity display in the works, as pointed out in the same image as the notched displays, though there's no news on what that display would be like. Developers can build and launch on the platform, as well as easily integrate cloud-connected, Zigbee and Z-Wave devices.
Bixby, too, is expected to come with a lot of new additions and not to mention that the company has introduced a new user interface for its upcoming devices dubbed One UI. "The experience was reengineered to reduce clutter and distractions, allowing the user to better focus and quickly navigate".
Samsung is among a few developers working on foldable phones. A new foundation?Why would we want our displays to fold?
They described the Infinity Flex Display as "the foundation of the smartphone of tomorrow" and said they intend to start production within months.
The bigger screen can split into three active areas at once, meaning three apps can run at the same time.