Samsung earlier this week unveiled the evolution of its Infinity displays designs, including screen versions for future Samsung phones with notch designs, the foldable phone's Infinity Flex display, as well as an exciting "New Infinity" screen I hoped we'd see on the Galaxy S10 next year. That requires app developers to comply, but Samsung is probably the only Android vendor with a competent suite of apps to rival Google's.
A Samsung insider we know by the Twitter and Weibo handle of Ice Universe said that he doesn't expect to see cameras behind the displays of smartphones until 2020.
- The foldable display lays the foundation for a new kind of mobile experience, said DJ Koh, president, Samsung Mobile. A new foundation?Why would we want our displays to fold?
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. Its FlexPai folding phone was made available for order with a $1,318 starting price.
Samsung is likely to fully introduce a device for sale at the Consumer Electronics Show in January or at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February.
Samsung has embarked on a tasteful overhaul of how its phones look and work. Bixby could then become an alternative to Google Assistant or Amazon's Alexa, even though the Samsung platform is widely perceived as weaker than its competitors when it comes to recognizing and processing voice commands.
As part of its efforts to scale up Bixby services, Samsung is expanding support to five new languages in the coming months, including British English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.