"When it's open, it's a tablet offering a big-screen experience", said Justin Denison, Samsung's SVP of mobile product marketing, according to Wired. The display showed a tablet that folds into a device that has a cover-display.
The software input, mainly the operating system to be customized for the flexible display is being worked on by Google and its Android team collaborating with Samsung's own team. You'd be able to multitask with all three on the foldable Galaxy phone.
Analyst Bob O'Donnell with Technalysis Research said while the bendable screen provided a wow factor, shoppers may not like the thickness of the folded phone or its price tag. OLED displays in many modern smartphones are actually already flexible if you were to remove them from the rigid casing, but not to the same degree as these new displays.
The foldable smartphone from Samsung, which has been much talked about for a fairly long period appears to be finally here, though up to now, only at a conceptual stage.
"As Samsung's ecosystem of devices continues to grow, it creates more points of contact not just for Bixby, but for a growing number of third-party services as well". 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. Bixby could then become an alternative to Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa, even though the Samsung platform is widely perceived as weaker than its competitors when it comes to recognizing and processing voice commands.
Not alike: I've previously reported on the foldable smartphone rumor.
Samsung is also adding five additional languages to Bixby in the coming months - such as British English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Available in more than 200 markets around the world, SmartThings offers a connected experience in a single app, bringing IoT into the smart home, the auto, office and everywhere in between, the company said. Several windows can be arranged and used on the large screen.
They described the Infinity Flex Display as "the foundation of the smartphone of tomorrow" and said they intend to start production within months.
Samsung is now making it faster and easier for developers to connect their devices and services to the SmartThings platform with a new suite of tools in the redesigned SmartThings Developer Workspace.