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Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Forldable phone display, Bixby update and more expected at the event.

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The Infinity Flex Display from Samsung.
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South Korean tech giant Samsung unveiled some of its upcoming technology at the company’s annual developers conference in San Francisco. The Samsung Developers Conference 2018 (SDC) was more focused towards developers and software although the company did give us a glimpse into how their future foldable smartphones will look like. Samsung also showcased its new One UI which will power all the future Samsung devices.

Here are all the updates from the Samsung Developer Conference 2018.

Snapshot

Key Highlights

  • Samsung foldable phone display technology coming soon.
  • Samsung unveils new One UI.
  • Bixby to add 5 more languages.
  • Google to offer Android support for foldable display.
1:05 AM , 08 Nov

DJ Koh to wrap it up.

So we have seen the foldable phone display and we know it’s coming soon to the market. Also, Bixby is going to get smarter and will be seen on more devices in the days to come not to mention Samsung’s new One UI could be the answer to the biggest problem Samsung has had all these years, providing a seamless user interface.

So, that’s a wrap at the Samsung Developers Conference 2018.

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12:46 AM , 08 Nov

Could this be the Foldable Screen Phone?

Hassan Anjum, Director of Product Marketing is now on stage. He is here to talk about the company’s display technology. Hassan is highlighting how AMOLED has become a company standard now.

More talk on how Samsung has made curved glass for the smartphone and how it started with the S6+ as the first dual curved display phone. Also, remember Infinity display? Yup, that’s Samsung too.

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
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Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
(Photo: Samsung)
Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
(Photo: Samsung)

This is the Infinity Flex display. The foldable phone is coming soon! The upcoming display is sturdy, very slim and flexible. The company will be starting mass production in the coming months. The company is touted to release the first foldable phone with a 7.3-inch display.

Also, the One UI will be compatible with both a single an double display.

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
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Google has said that it will offer support for the foldable screen and also make applications compatible for the user interface.

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
(Photo: Samsung)
12:40 AM , 08 Nov

Time for a Refresh to Smartphone UX

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
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Samsung’s UI has been under a lot of criticism in the past few years. The company is looking to change that with the new One UI.

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
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The new UI will project the more relevant text with more focus and in bold on the screen. The same will be applicable on images. Basically, more important things o the screen will be more focused. They will be highlighted and bolder.

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
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The One UI is much more cleaner in terms of visibility on the screen. The users only see what they need the most.

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
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The One UI will split the screen into two parts where the lower part of the screen will be for functionality so that you won;t have to take your thumb to the upper part of the screen to interact with the phone.

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
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The upper half of the device will show us all the information and inputs we are feeding into the device.

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
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Reading and clarity of the screen gets better. Another level of viewing experience.

The One UI will be released for the Samsung S9, S9+ and the Note 9 next year in January.

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12:24 AM , 08 Nov

Samsung Smart TV

Pedro Fretias, Director, Smart TV at Samsung is next to talk about smart TVs. Samsung is making Bixby available to developers to make Bixby compatible for other TVs.

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
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The company has also launched TV Plus, content streaming service. This service can also help monetise the platform. It will be available starting January 2019.

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
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You will also be able to control your home’s smart devices using the TVs interface using the remote or your voice.

Samsung Developers Conference 2018: Foldable Phone Unveiled
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Published: 07 Nov 2018, 11:08 PM IST
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