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Samsung's second Android Go phone is the Galaxy J4 Core

10 November, 2018, 13:39 | Author: Vicki Mclaughlin
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We reported two days ago that Samsung has told attendees at the Samsung Developer Conference that their new more user-friendly user interface, OneUI, will not be coming to the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8. These are first generation devices but imagine some years from now where physical ports have been removed, driving electronics significantly reduced in size, and batteries perhaps flexible, too.

The device will be called the "Infinity Flex Display".

"The foldable display lays the foundation for a new kind of mobile experience".

"We have achieved significant advancements in AI and IoT, which will be crucial to bringing our connected living vision to life", D.J. Koh, President and CEO of Samsung's IT and Mobile Communications Division, said in a media advisory.

"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.

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Samsung is now accepting sign-ups for the beta of One UI, which will roll out to S9/Note 9 devices sometime this month.

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

Not alike: I've previously reported on the foldable smartphone rumor.

Samsung has opened up its Bixby platform, allowing third party developers to build functionalities for the Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant. Several windows can be arranged and used on the large screen.

The device does not fold flat and was quite hard to hold, Bell said, adding that the plastic display lifted a little over the hinges and made a "crunching sound" while folding.

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