Samsung reveals foldable phone, Latest World News

Sarah Tew  CNET

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.

Samsung announced its first Android Go device, the Galaxy J2 Core, back in August, and it's already back with a sequel.

Samsung and Huawei have been beaten to the market, however, by Royole, a Chinese display making start-up, which last week unveiled a foldable Android phone with a 7.8 inch screen, priced from around US$1,300 (S$1,800).

Samsung unveiled the device at its company's developer conference Wednesday.

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They say the gunman did not say anything. "We don't know where the other ones are, we don't know if they're OK or not". The killer also deployed a smoke device, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

He did not reveal how thick the device is.

The leaker says that the current camera technology that would let Samsung place a camera under the OLED screen is "immature", as not enough light is able to reach the sensor. 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. Google is working with Samsung to help launch a device next year. 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.

While in Canada Samsung devices feature Qualcomm processors, in Europe and Asia the handsets use the company's proprietary Exynos chipset. Huawei is planning to release a 5G foldable phone in mid-2019.

OLED technology has now given consumers screens with built-in speakers and incredibly thin “wallpaper” displays. All of this in less than a decade.

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