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

Samsung gives peek at device that will fold

While this isn't a finished device, and the eventual commercially available version will be different, they were showing off the Infinity Flex Display, the development of which included inventing brand new materials to make it out of.

"This device is very much a first-generation product", he said. The device can be opened to reveal a 7.3-inch tablet.

The foldable smartphone was first demonstrated by Samsung last month during its developer conference.

Samsung is inviting beta testers to kick the tyres - you can find more here. It turns out, however, that the dream of having phones with true all-screen designs will have to wait at least one more year, as that technology isn't yet ready.

The Verge's reporter Nick Statt said that when folded, the phone was "bulky" and "feels miles away in quality" from a high-end smartphone.

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Samsung may have a number of competitors in the foldable smartphone space.

Samsung and Huawei have been vying to be the world's first developer of a foldable smartphone. And it has tough and entrenched competition in Siri, Google, Cortana, Alexa in other devices. 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 vehicle, office and everywhere in between, the company said.

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.

Samsung is among a few developers working on foldable phones. The experience was reengineered to reduce clutter and distractions, allowing the user to better focus and quickly navigate their phone. The Infinity O display, meanwhile, sits offset to the left side of the screen.

As part of its efforts to scale Bixby services, Samsung said it would expand support to five new languages in the coming months, including British English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

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