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split screen

[′split ′skrēn]
(computer science)

split screen

The display of two or more sets of data on screen at the same time. It implies that one set of data can be manipulated independently of the other. This was a popular term with DOS applications and other character-based text screens. Today, a window implies the same thing.
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The split screen There's a finger-print scanner on the back, which was reliable and fast in my testing, and there's a 13MP dual-lens camera on the back which, while not the finest optics in the business, will do a decent enough job.
One of the apps that won't work in split screen at all is Netflix, which would have been nice to have.
The screen that follows is a split screen. One side is a circle and the other side gives a choice of 12 heads both female and male.
Hence, there's a split screen view, which can be used in both vertical and horizontal modes.
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In the landscape setting, a split screen can display Listings of complete records and a single record's details simultaneously.