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Tech & Science Samsung unveils new foldable flip phone concept

12:50  30 october  2019
12:50  30 october  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Samsung has teased a new foldable phone concept onstage at the company’s developer conference today. The new concept , which Samsung didn’t name, looks more like a traditional flip phone thanks to a foldable display that allows the device to fold in half.

Samsung has teased a new foldable phone concept onstage at the company’s developer conference today. “This brand- new form factor that we’re now exploring will not only easily fit in your pocket, but it also changes the way you use your phone ,” explained Hyesoon Jeong, head of Samsung ’s

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Samsung has teased a new foldable phone concept onstage at the company’s developer conference today. The new concept, which Samsung didn’t name, looks more like a traditional flip phone thanks to a foldable display that allows the device to fold in half.

“This brand-new form factor that we’re now exploring will not only easily fit in your pocket, but it also changes the way you use your phone,” explained Hyesoon Jeong, head of Samsung’s framework R&D group, onstage at Samsung’s Developer Conference. The idea behind the concept is to take Samsung’s foldable smartphone technology and push it to “become more compact,” and extend to new device form factors.

Samsung's Galaxy Fold smartphone will go on sale Sept. 6 in South Korea

Samsung's Galaxy Fold smartphone will go on sale Sept. 6 in South Korea Samsung was due to release the Galaxy Fold in mid-April but reviewers encountered issues with early testing units and the company delayed its launch to fix the glitches.

As reported by The Verge, Samsung has just unveiled a brand new foldable phone concept , this time harkening back to the flip phone of old. The company wants to make its foldable phones “more compact”, aiming to shrink down the overall size and make them more pocket-friendly.

The folding phone wars are here, and these are the devices leading the charge. Sign up to our Here we've collected together the very best foldable phones of 2019, both those that have already The Huawei Mate X got unveiled at MWC 2019, and it folds the other way to Samsung 's device – so the

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Samsung didn’t spend much time detailing the device, nor when the company plans to make this available. There was no mention of the hardware involved, and whether Samsung has improved its foldable display technology from last year.

The company did use this mysterious device as a bridge to discuss an upcoming update to its One UI efforts with Android. “As a pioneer in the foldable category, we understand that every innovative form factor requires an equally innovative user experience,” explained Jeong.

Samsung has been working on improving its Android user interface since it debuted the Galaxy Fold device earlier this year, and the company is now working on One UI 2. which looks like a more refined version of the changes the company introduced with the S10 and Note 10 this year.

One UI 2 includes more glanceable information, better reachability for one handed use, and “more vibrant hues” throughout the OS. Animated icons will be available too, and a full dark mode. Overall, it looks like minor but useful changes to the customization Samsung offers today with its Android handsets.

Samsung’s next Galaxy Fold will have a hinge you can barely see .
As 2019 draws to a close and Samsung winds down its first year of offering foldable smartphones as a viable commercial product, rumors and leaks are already starting to mount about what the South Korea-based tech giant is planning along these same lines for 2020 and beyond. For example, among the things we already definitely know is that Samsung is already set on releasing at least one and most likely two new foldable smartphones next year --Meanwhile, as we noted earlier on Tuesday, Samsung may also address one of the biggest obstacles between customers and this year’s Galaxy Fold, besides the unusual form factor: The steep price tag.

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