“The Galaxy Fold comes with dual displays, including a tablet-sized 7.3-inch screen, and a customised OS with App continuity feature”
Samsung has launched its much-awaited foldable phone, named Galaxy Fold, at the Galaxy S10 event in San Francisco. Unlike last year’s developer conference, the Unpacked event saw the Galaxy Fold unveiled in all its glory, with the company detailing its specifications and features for the fans. As was announced in November, the world’s first mainstream foldable phone comes with two screens – a large 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display and a small 4.6-inch Cover Display. It’s powered by premium 7nm octa-core chipset mated with a whopping 12GB of RAM. Moreover, its large inner screen allows buyers to actively use up to three apps at the same time.
Samsung Galaxy Fold price
The Galaxy Fold has been priced at $1,980 (~Rs 1,47,000), making it the most expensive Samsung smartphone ever and among the costliest mainstream phones yet. The handset will be available for sale starting April 26th in the US and other select markets. The vendor hasn’t confirmed the handset availability in India yet. It comes in four colour options: black, space silver, blue, and green, with the company allowing users to personalise the colour of the hinge too.
Samsung Galaxy Fold specifications
Samsung Galaxy Fold has a thick body thanks to the screen that folds like a book. The handset has curved corners and a hinge in the middle of the ‘back’ to snap it shut. Samsung claims that the hinge is capable of opening and closing hundreds of thousands of times. The 7.3-inch foldable Infinity flex display seems edge-to-edge with a notch on the top-right corner. The screen folds inwards to reveal the 4.6-inch cover display that shares huge bezels and takes up about 3/4ths of the front.
Keeping that in mind, the Galaxy Fold comes pre-loaded with a customise OS (with help from the Android team) and features such as “App Continuity” so you can open pick up an app on any screen irrespective of where it was open. The OS also allows users to have three separate app windows open at once when the device is in tablet mode. These features will become standard with the next version of Android as Google wants more foldable phones in the market.
The entire setup is run by dual batteries that make up an impressive 4,380mAh cell combines. On the performance front, the phone is said to be powered by 7nm chipset (which should be Snapdragon 855) paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of (UFS 3.0) storage.
In optics, the Galaxy Fold sports triple rear cameras. The setup includes a 16-megapixel Ultra Wide Camera with f/2.2, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera with Dual Pixel AF, OIS, and f/1.5-2.4 aperture, and a 12-megapixel telephoto shooter with PDAF, OIS, F2.4, 2X optical zoom. For selfies, the bigger screen gets dual 10-megapixel wide sensor (f/2.2) + 8-megapixel RGB depth sensor (f/1.9), while the smaller Cover Display has a single 10-megapixel (f/2.2) camera that comes into play when the Samsung Galaxy Fold in folded up.