The year 2019 is just warming up for new smartphones models and mobile technologies hitting the tech market. Samsung has just made an explosive breakthrough this year as it unveiled its highly anticipated Galaxy Fold at Unpacked 2019 in San Francisco along with its Galaxy S10 devices. The sensational Samsung Galaxy Fold is the first foldable smartphone which made news last year has showed up at the event with more details and deeper look.
Apparently packed with incredible features, the phone is described as Quite good by DJ Koh, Samsung CEO, who also confirmed that it comes with a little higher price tag. Unprecedented and carving its unique category in smartphone devices, Galaxy Fold is prepared to take the world of mobile users by surprise and give tough competition to its rivals. It is quite in buzz due to its original design, display, foldable screen, software and other offerings.
Let’s check out in details all that the phone offers. Here is everything you need to know about phenomenal Samsung Galaxy Fold:
1) Tablet-like structure:
Samsung Galaxy takes to tablet when unfolded from the center and gives you a look and feel of a smartphone structure when folded again at the central spine, which adds to a surreal experience for users. From its sides, it reflects signature Samsung design when opened, and as you fold it back, its size doubles in thickness compared to regular smartphone.
This fold-unfold mechanism – which is located at the hinge of the back – affects the normal size like it is a foldable tablet and not a phone. The unique arrangement, according to Samsung, is something that can survive repeated open-close operations.
2) Range of colors for screen and spine:
Samsung has decided to give you a range of adorable colors to play with the style. Users will be able to customize the phone design and choose a different spine color for more personalized experience.
Made with interlocked gears, the hinge at the back allows users to open and close the device and makes the process unbelievably smooth and easy. Users can customize hinge colors and will be able to enjoy the device in four different colors.
3) Galaxy Fold display:
Galaxy Fold has a Dynamic 7.3 inch AMOLED internal display known as Infinity Flex. Its aspect ratio comes as 4.2:3. As it is fitted on the inside of the device, when folded up, the displays remain unusable.
It has an AMOLED exterior display that works as a second screen measuring 4.6 inches in a diagonal fashion. This makes it stand out among other Samsung phones and does not conform to modern standards as it is tiny. The display screen reposes on the device’s center in contrast with surrounding bezel, which creates unique feel.
As Samsung says, the internal 7.3-inch display comes with a WXGA+ resolution though it is hard to define the exact pixels.
Galaxy Fold Hardware
- 7nm 64-bit Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor
- 12GB RAM
- 512GB UFS 3.0 storage capacity
- No Micro SD support
- 4380mAh battery
Samsung reveals that the device operation is powered by a high-speed 7nm Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor with gigantic memory storage support of 12GB RAM and 512GB ROM. The huge storage justifies the huge price here. It does not have microSD, which is almost anomalous if we consider other Samsung devices offering SD card convenience.
Galaxy Fold also has 4380mAh battery provision, bigger than other Samsung devices of this caliber, but not that big for modern device battery capacity. The battery is split for both sides of device, each half fitting either side of the device. It contains both wired and wireless fast charging support.
Galaxy Fold software
Galaxy Fold supports multitasking and allows users to work on three apps simultaneously when opened on the larger screen. So you can explore Google Maps, messenger, and a browser simultaneously.
The device is quite adaptive to the software format you are using. If you have opened a browser on its smartphone display, upon unfolding the device you will see it will automatically transfer the browser app to the larger display for better viewing.
Samsung Galaxy Fold cameras
Samsung has perhaps worked miraculously on enhancing camera details in Samsung Galaxy Fold. Users can get the best experience from as many as six total cameras loaded with more modes of use.
- External Front camera: 10MP, f/2.2
- External Rear cameras: 16MP ultra wide, f/2.2; 12MP main, f/1.5 & f/2.4; 12MP 2x zoom
- Front dual cameras (internal): 10MP Camera, f/2.2; 8MP RGB depth, f/1.9
Lying on the outside of the device is the incredible triple-camera arrangement which is comparable with what new Samsung Galaxy S10 has done. Samsung Galaxy Fold allows users to enjoy having a 12MP dual aperture main camera, a 16 MP ultra-wide camera and a 12 MP 2x zoom camera on rear side.
Fold also has a Front camera on the outside which works as a selfie camera when the device is folded up, more like Galaxy S10.
You can also revel in its dual camera arrangement, internal cameras as you open up the phone. This is an 8MP selfie with sensor for depth. Plus, you have 10MP main internal camera to take your photo capturing to another level. Samsung Galaxy Fold has focused massively on the depth of camera.
Although the Samsung Galaxy fold release is made official as announced on 20th February 2019, the new devices will only be available in US on 26th April. In Europe, 3rd May is chosen for its availability.
In November 2018, Samsung previewed the device with Infinity Flex display at its developer conference and was eager and enthusiastic to become the first to bring unique foldable smartphone model to market.
It might be a little disappointing for people who expect affordable models for Samsung Galaxy Fold. On the contrary, the smartphone is likely to hit retail shops with a price of $1980 in US and €2000 in EU.
Even though you expect the price to be a little higher than straight-designed model, the expensiveness of Fold is justifiable since this is a first-gen piece of hardware design. Samsung proudly boasts being world’s first ever title in Foldable consumer-friendly phone category as DJ Koh says.
Form last year’s teaser to this year’s official announcement on release, Samsung Galaxy Fold has created quite a wave in mobile device market. The main enticing element of Galaxy Fold is the expansive capability of its screen as it moves from the smaller shape to the bigger one. Samsung has especially worked with Google Android developers to develop this flawless feature also known as App Continuity.
Apart from its unconventional design, Samsung Galaxy Fold will continue to create pandemonium in the smartphone market for its outstanding camera provisions, multitasking software support and monstrous memory storage capacity. It is said to be out in May 2019 but we are still anxiously waiting for Samsung to release this phenomenal device in other regions.