Wait a minute. Yes, it really is a folding phone. Welcome, Samsung Fold

So yes, today we saw a whole stack of Galaxy phones but there was, as Yoda almost said in Star Wars, another…

Yeah. That’s a bit amazing isn’t it? A 7.3″ AMOLED “Flex Display” and stacks of multitasking possibilities. This is a whole new category of smartphone and, although we don’t have pricing (expect a lot), you can pre-register here to find out more.


Update – We’ve been told that the 4G version of the Galaxy Fold is to arrive here in the UK on April 26th. The price will be around £1,515 and a 5G version is coming after that.

It’s a display which is half the thickness of a normal smartphone display and has a new polymer layer to make it bend whilst remaining durable and tough. Samsung have used a hidden enclosure and a gearing system to make this all possible, meaning that it will open smoothly and, like a book, closes flat with a click.

Because of the change in design, they’re moved the fingerprint scanner to the side (where your thumb is when you’re holding it) and there’s two batteries so that it’s weighted correctly.

With more and more people working and playing on their phone, Samsung wanted to create a device that adapted to your use. You can, like a normal phone, grab it from your pocket for calls and texts and more, then you can open it up for watching movies, presenting or working. It also comes with a new user interface to make this all happen easy thanks to a trick window system to open three apps at the same time.

The Samsung Fold will be available in Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green and Astro Blue. It packs a massive 12GB of RAM with “PC-like performance”. AKG stereo speakers and a Power Share system lets you charge other devices wirelessly and, just in case you’re wondering about that camera “problem” – no matter which way you hold or fold the device, a camera will be in the right place to snap a shot.

The Samsung Fold also pairs with Samsung DeX. You can get more info on the Samsung website, or head to the specifications below…

Galaxy Fold
Display Main display: 7.3” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED (4.2:3)Cover display: 4.6” HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9)

* Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners

Camera Cover camera 10MP Selfie Camera, F2.2
Rear triple camera 16MP Ultra Wide Camera, F2.212MP Wide-angle Camera, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.5/F2.4

12MP Telephoto Camera, PDAF, OIS, F2.4, 2X optical zoom

Front dual camera 10MP Selfie Camera, F2.28MP RGB Depth Camera, F1.9
AP Qualcomm 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor
Memory 12GB RAM(LPDDR4x), 512GB (UFS3.0)*User memory is less than the total memory due to storage of the operating system and software used to operate the device features. Actual user memory will vary depending on the operator and may change after software upgrades are performed.

*No MicroSD slot

Battery 4,380mAh (typical)*Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless

Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC

Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA

* 4,380mAh (typical) refers to the typical value of the battery capacity as tested under third-party lab conditions. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4,275mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

OS Android 9.0 (Pie)

 

 

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