Samsung's Bixby gains support for five languages, Alexa Skills-like Capsules

Samsung Electronics CEO and president DJ Koh

Samsung Electronics CEO and president DJ Koh

The device will be available for mass production in a few months. Both screens boast resolutions of a standard 420 pixels-per-inch density.

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

Mr Dave Burke, vice-president of engineering for Google's Android software platform, told a Google conference in California that Samsung planned to introduce a new Android-based device early next year. Also, to make the development process easy, the company has announced a new Bixby Developer Studio. "We expect to see foldable products from several Android manufacturers", he said.

"The foldable display lays the foundation for a new kind of mobile experience", said Koh Dong-jin, president and CEO of the IT and mobile communications division at Samsung. "We are excited to work with developers on this new platform to create new value for our customers".

But they were unexpectedly beaten by a Chinese display start-up, Royole, last week.

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

Royole said it would start filling orders in late December. Huawei wants to release a foldable handset and LG is working on foldable TVs, according to The Verge.

The announcement means other companies can start building the voice assistant system into their own machines and devices as well.

Moving on to one of the more immediate benefits for users across the globe, Samsung has confirmed that its assistant will gain support for five new languages within the "coming months".