Samsung unveils its foldable mobile phone
Samsung has unveiled its much-anticipated foldable phone with the name of F Series and urged Android developers to start writing apps for the new device.
The South Korean tech company needs to perfect the foldable phone to reverse steep declines in profit for its mobile division and restore some of the cachet its brand has lost to Apple.
Foldable phones promise the screen of a small tablet in a pocket-sized device. At the unveiling in San Francisco, Justin Denison, a senior vice president of mobile product marketing, showed a prototype with a screen he said measured 18.5cm (7.3in) diagonally.
Folded in two it appeared to resemble a thick phone, but Samsung did not give media or developers a chance to touch or see the device up close.