Samsung has officially introduced the largest-ever smartphone display, which is a foldable smartphone called as Samsung Galaxy Fold at its Unpacked event. The Galaxy Fold has a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 4.2:3 aspect ratio Infinity Flex display. And, it can be folded into a compact device with a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED 21:9 aspect ratio cover display. It is powered by Snapdragon 855 with 12GB of RAM and runs Android 9.0 (Pie). It has Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor where the thumb naturally rests, so the device unlocks easily and features engraved hinge with Samsung logo complete its elegant fit and finish.
Samsung says that it has been in development over eight years following the debut of Samsung’s first flexible display prototype in 2011. The Samsung Galaxy Fold phone has a hinge with multiple interlocking gears housed in a hidden enclosure for a seamless closing and opening, and elegant look. A new polymer layer makes the display around 50% thinner than the typical smartphone display, as well as it also makes it flexible and tough, built to last.
The Multi-Active Window lets you open up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display so you can surf, text, work, watch and share easily. It also has new UX with several features such as App Continuity so apps will automatically show up where you leave off when you open and close the display.
It features triple rear cameras as well as dual front cameras along with a 10MP camera for the front cover display. It has two batteries for a total of 4,380mAh battery and comes with support for wired and wireless fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy Fold specifications
The mobile sports a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 4.2:3 aspect ratio main display, 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED 21:9 aspect ratio cover display.
It is powered by Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 7nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 640 GPU and runs Android 9.0 (Pie).
The device comes with 12GB LPDDR4x RAM and 512GB storage (UFS 2.1).
It has triple rear camera 12MP Dual Pixel rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.4-f/1.5 variable aperture, OIS, 12MP Telephoto lens with 45° FoV, f/2.4 aperture, 16MP 123° Ultra Wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture with 0.5X/2X optical zoom, up to 10X digital zoom
It also features dual front camera the primary is a 10MP Dual Pixel front-facing camera with 80° wide-angle lens, f/1.9 aperture, secondary 8MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 90° FoV
It also comes with 10MP cover camera with f/2.2 aperture.
Connectivity and Sensors
The device supports 5G Sub6 / mmWave (28G, 39G), 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ax (2.4/5GHz), VHT80 4×4 MIMO, Bluetooth 5, GPS with GLONASS, USB 3.1, NFC, MST. Stereo speakers tuned by AKG and Dolby Atmos. It also comes with Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor.
Battery and Dimensions
The mobile packs 4,380mAh battery with fast Charging both on wired and wireless (WPC and PMA) charging.
Price and availability
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is priced at US$ 1,980 (Rs. 1,40,760 approx.) for the 5G version. While 4G version will also be available but price has not been revealed yet. It comes in Space Silver, Cosmos Black, and Martian Green and Astro Blue color. It will be available in the U.S. through AT&T and T-Mobile starting April 26th.
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