Here's a first look at Samsung’s new foldable smartphone

Samsung gives peek at device that will fold

Samsung revealed - or semi-revealed - their new prototype handset at their Developers' Conference in San Francisco.

Reporters at the American technology network The Verge, and digital media website Mashable, were among those to get their hands on Royole's FlexPai device at the event in San Francisco. As for what's new: The Galaxy J4 Core has 16GB of built-in storage, there is a 3300mAh battery under the hood, and the 6-inch display has a resolution of 1480×720. A new foundation?Why would we want our displays to fold?

Here's a look at the five key takeaways from the Samsung Developers Conference 2018.

The device will be available for mass production in a few months.

"Yes, it feels a bit gimmicky, but the FlexPai does actually deliver on its promise of being the "first foldable smartphone", Mashable's reporter Karissa Bell said.

Samsung is promoting the idea of "share app ideas and share alike"; write an app for a smartphone and modify it using Developer Studio into a home-based app for the Samsung platform, if desired.

"But it's smart to open it up to developers early to do different types of experiences".

One UI's "clean and minimal design keeps the most relevant content on the bottom half of the screen - making it more natural and comfortable for one-handed use", said Samsung in a release. The experience was reengineered to reduce clutter and distractions, allowing the user to better focus and quickly navigate their phone.

The device comes with a cover display that acts as a phone, and a main 7.3-inch tablet display. Some have even teased the images of these devices for whatever it is worth.

For more information about the Samsung Bixby development community, go here.

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