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Samsung to Launch Tablet Folded Smartphone for $2000

Samsung’s folding phone aims to rejuvenate smartphone market.

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The new Samsung S10 phones are displayed Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. Samsung is hailing the 10th anniversary of its first smartphone with three new models that it hopes reverses a sales slump in an industry recycling the same ideas. VOA

Celebrating the first decade of its Galaxy ‘S’ series, Samsung has unveiled the first-of-its-kind foldable smartphone — Galaxy Fold — for $2,000 as a smartphone and a tablet folded into one device.

The smartphone, which will be available on April 26, comes with the world’s first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display that is capable of opening up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display.

The internal screen does not merely bend. It folds smoothly and naturally, like a book.

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DJ Koh, president and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, holds up the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event, Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. VOA

“To achieve this, we engineered a sophisticated hinge with multiple interlocking gears — a system which is housed in a hidden enclosure for an elegant look, ” the company wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

As Galaxy Fold opens and closes, apps will automatically show up where you leave off.

For PC-like powerful performance, running Android 9.0 Pie, Galaxy Fold comes equipped with a high-powered, next-generation application processor (AP) chipset and 12GB of RAM.

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With the dual battery, the device is capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare, while connected to a regular charger.

The smartphone features six lenses – three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover.  (IANS)

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Samsung to Create ‘Perfect Full-Screen’ Devices

Samsung's ultimate goal is create a smartphone with all of sensors embedded beneath the screen

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Galaxy S10 is the only smartphone that has a hole in OLED display itself. Pixabay

Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday said it will push to put cameras and sensors beneath the screens of smartphones to create “perfect full-screen” devices.

The South Korean tech giant said its Infinity-O Display, used in Galaxy S10, is a “milestone” for its display technology, although going forward, it will showcase a “full screen” look for upcoming smartphones.

“Punching a hole in the OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display is a very challenging technology,” Yang Byung-duk, Vice President of Samsung’s Mobile Communication R&D Group Display, said in a briefing, Yonhap news agency reported.

“We tried the technology for Galaxy’s 10th anniversary model and think the strategy worked as a result.”

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Samsung’s ultimate goal is create a smartphone with all of sensors embedded beneath the screen. Pixabay

“Galaxy S10 is the only smartphone that has a hole in OLED display itself,” Yang pointed out. “Hole display is not one of the design options, but it is a noteworthy achievement in terms of the display technological advances.”

Samsung’s ultimate goal is create a smartphone with all of sensors embedded beneath the screen.

“Though it wouldn’t be possible to make (a full-screen smartphone) in the next 1-2 years, the technology can move forward to the point where the camera hole will be invisible, while not affecting the camera’s function in any way,” he said.

 

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LG Electronics Inc. adopted a similar technology in its latest smartphone, G8 ThinQ. Pixabay

Yang said the company is also considering development of Crystal Sound OLED display, which can make the screen double as a speaker.

 

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LG Electronics Inc. adopted a similar technology in its latest smartphone, G8 ThinQ.

Galaxy S10’s Infinity-O Display puts a front-facing camera in a punch-hole in the main display itself, doing away with the bezel and notch to provide users with the best viewing experience for.

The flagship smartphone also features the world’s first ultrasonic fingerprint reader on the screen, ditching the physical pads located in various places on previous devices. (IANS)