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Samsung to mass produce foldable phone in coming months

Device can simultaneously run three apps, company says at developers conference

Samsung unveils its foldable phone in a presentation by Justin Denison, senior vice president of mobile product marketing.   © Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO -- Samsung Electronics will start mass production of its anticipated foldable phone in the coming months, the company said on Nov. 7, adding that the new device will be able to run three apps at the same time on its 7.3-inch screen.

The world's top smartphone maker by market share had been racing big Chinese rival Huawei Technologies to produce the first foldable phone, only to be beaten this month by a small startup. Samsung has nearly completed hardware development for the device, from a flexible display to lightweight battery.

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