Nov 7, 2018

Samsung shows off folding smartphone

Samsung has unveiled a folding handset at an event in San Francisco. Samsung has teased the concept for more than five years and had been vying with Huawei to show off a device first. Unlike Royole's FlexPai, Samsung obscured the final look of its device by placing it in a case so as to hold off revealing its look until a later event. Shipments of Samsung's smartphones were 13.4% lower in the July-to-September quarter than for the same period the previous year, according tomarket research firm IDC. Although the sector as a whole shrank over the 12 months, the South Korean firm still underperformed, with its market share slipping from 22.1% to 20.3%. But analysts say a flexible phone has the potential to strengthen Samsung's brand and boost interest in its wider family of devices. Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: Samsung's first handset to wrap its screen over one its sides used the extra space for notifications and app shortcuts.

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