Notches are coming to Samsung phones

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Up to three apps will be able to run simultaneously, using something Samsung calls multi active window.

The post goes on to note that as early as Android 1.6, there was consideration being given to different screen sizes and densities so that the platform could support new form factors and experiences like Android TV, Wear OS and more.

The South Korean giant Samsung has been increasing the hype over its foldable smartphone in recent months. According to Samsung, they managed to create an AMOLED display that's thin, can be folded "hundreds of thousands of times", and is ready for mass production in the coming months.

"Granted, it feels miles away in quality from a high-end modern flagship, but it is still the first real foldable device I've seen in person, and not just in a concept video or prototype stage", Nick Statt of The Verge said. For example, when using a messaging app, message contents appear at the top of the screen while the message list (and therefore the ability to select which one to read) all appear at the bottom.

The announcement was made Wednesday at Google's developer conference, Android Dev Summit, in Mountain View, California. When folded in half, a second screen on the outside means it can operate like a pocket-friendly smartphone.

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In teasing the software capabilities, it also revealed that Samsung's foldable phone would be launching next year.

Samsung's "Infinity Flex Display" is part of a phone, but the company didn't mention anything more than the foldable screen.

Google is working closely with Samsung for the foldable phone. In addition to a cavalcade of new sensors, the biggest draw card revealed by the patents is a bezel-free display, something many phone users have been clamouring for ever since the introduction of the notch.

If leaks are true, the Snapdragon 845 will be powering the foldable phone, paired with with 4 or 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The finished product might be unveiled at next year's CES 2019 trade show that will take place in Las Vegas.

Samsung's developer conference is taking place from November 7 to November 8 in San Francisco and Express.co.uk will bring you all the news live as it happens.

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