- The Galaxy Fold offers a 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex Display
- It houses two batteries to support a large display and PC-like performance
- The Galaxy Fold will be available starting April 26, 2019 in select markets
Beyond the Galaxy S10 series, there is the Galaxy Fold, which is Samsung’s first foldable smartphone and a look at the future. The Galaxy Fold has notably been a mystery prior to its unveiling at the Galaxy Unpacked event on Wednesday, February 20. The Galaxy Fold offers the world’s first Infinity Flex Display, which allows the device to fold up into a compact form factor.
The Galaxy Fold’s innovation lies in the fact that it can be a tablet and a smartphone at the same time. Samsung’s foldable display brings features like multi-active window, App Continuity and a new hinge mechanism to make offer a seamless user experience between the two displays. Here are some of the key takeaways of the Galaxy Fold.
Samsung Galaxy Fold specifications:
Display: The Galaxy Fold offers a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED main display, and a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED cover display.
Processor: The device runs on a 7nm processor
RAM: The Galaxy Fold is offered with 12GB of RAM
Internal storage: The device comes with 512GB of inbuilt storage with no support for a microSD card.
Rear camera: The Galaxy Fold offers a triple camera system on the back that includes a 16MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle camera, a 12MP Dual Aperture (f/1.5-f/2.4) wide-angle camera and a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto camera with PDAF, OIS and 2x optical zoom
Front camera: The device offer dual camera on the inside and just above the large flexible display that comprises of a 10MP f/2.2 camera and an 8MP RGB depth camera. Additionally, there is a single 10MP selfie camera above the cover display on the outside.
Battery: The Galaxy Fold houses two batteries, one on either side of the device, that make up a total of 4,380mAh capacity.
Software: The foldable smartphone runs on the new One UI OS based on Android Pie.
Samsung Galaxy Fold features:
— The biggest feature about the Galaxy Fold is of course the Infinity Flex display. Samsung says it has invented a new polymer layer that allows the display to fold with ease, and the display itself is around 50 per cent thinner than typical smartphone displays.
— The Galaxy Fold works on a new hinge design that allows the device to open up smoothly like a book. The hinge mechanism also makes sure the device folds as flat as possible, to help maintain a seamless and compact form.
— The Galaxy Fold offers a premium glass design on the outside along with a side fingerprint sensor and unique colour options such as Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green and Astro Blue.
— Samsung has specially design the One UI to work seamlessly on the Galaxy Fold. As the device offers two displays, a large 7.3-inch display on the inside and a 4.6-inch display on the outside, Samsung has made sure that the UI transitions smoothly between the two screens. This is what Samsung calls App Continuity, which allows the apps to automatically scale to whatever display you’re working on and continue where you left off.
— The Galaxy Fold UX also lets you run up to three apps simultaneously on the larger display, allowing for a great multitasking experience. To make this work, Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Fold with a next-gen AP chipset and 12GB of RAM.
— The foldable smartphone houses two batteries that make up a total of 4,380mAh capacity. Samsung has designed this specifically to make sure the battery keeps up with the AMOLED display and PC-like processing.
Samsung Galaxy Fold price and availability:
The Galaxy Fold has been launched in two versions in the US – LTE and 5G. The starting price for the Galaxy Fold is a cool USD 1,980 (approx Rs 1,40,000). The Galaxy Fold will be available starting April 26, 2019 in select markets.
Samsung is yet to specify the markets where it plans to launch the Galaxy Fold. If the device does come to India, you can expect the price to hover around Rs 1.4 lakh. The Galaxy Fold will be available in four colours – Green, Blue, Silver and Black.