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Nov 08, 2018, 10:21 AM IST

Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone in San Francisco on Wednesday, urging Android developers to start writing apps for it. Foldable phones promise the screen of a small tablet in a pocket-sized device. Justin Denison, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics America`s Mobile Product Strategy and Marketing, showed a prototype with a screen he said measured 7.3 inches diagonally. The Samsung phone could be folded in two. However, Samsung did not give media or developers a chance to touch or see the device up close. (Text and Photo Courtesy: Reuters)


Samsung said it would be ready for mass production in the coming months. The South Korean tech company is among a handful of developers working on foldable phones. China`s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has said it is planning to launch a 5G smartphone with a foldable screen in mid-2019. Samsung and Huawei, however, have been beaten to the market 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 $1,300. Royole said it would start filling orders in late December. (Text and Photo Courtesy: Reuters)









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