Samsung Unveils Its $1980 Foldable Phone, the Galaxy Fold

Posted on February 20, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Android, Hardware with 36 Comments

Samsung has just made things official with the company’s new foldable phone. The phone maker gave us a taste of what’s to come back in November of last year, and it’s finally revealing its new foldable phone in all its glory.

The device, simply called the Galaxy Fold, is Samsung’s first foldable phone. The device features a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex screen when opened, and a 4.6-inch screen when it’s folded. Details about the new device have so far remained quite a mystery, which is quite the opposite of what happened with the Galaxy S10 line. It’s powered by a 7nm processor, 12 GB of RAM, and a whopping 512GB of storage with Universal Flash Storage 3.0 for faster write speeds. The device has two different batteries on each side of the device. There’s a fingerprint scanner on the side of the device.

Although the design of the device does look pretty slick, it is actually kind of thick. And when you are using it as a phone, the screen itself is pretty small, surrounded by what seems like large bezels. It does look incredible when the device is opened up.

There are a total of six different cameras so you can take pictures regardless of whatever mode you are using the device in. Yes.

Samsung says the device will allow users to run three apps at a time in the tablet mode, allowing you to simultaneously use all the three different apps. Samsung is calling the experience App Continuity, and it’s pretty clever — when you see a post on Facebook, for example, you can open up the device to view the full details about the post. Samsung says the experience is configured to work with apps like WhatsApp, as well as Microsoft’s Office suite of apps.

The device comes in four different colours — Cosmos Black, Space Silver, Martian Green, and Astro Blue, with customers being able to customize the colour of the hinge, too. The device has sound by AKG, perfect for watching Netflix and YouTube.

It starts at a whopping $1980, available from April 26. There will be a 5G and an LTE variant of the device. It is not cheap by any means.

Here are some pictures:

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