The Samsung Galaxy Fold was first announced before the Galaxy S10 phones in the event that happened this week. The new device combines the portability of phones with the utility of tablets, and it will be arriving at various markets in the world in two months time. To keep you informed on what you will be expecting from the Samsung Galaxy Fold, read on and see its full features, specification, price and release date in Europe and the United States of America.
Samsung Galaxy Fold Features
The Samsung Galaxy Fold features a 4.6 inch external screen and a 7.3 inch foldable screen on its side. Opening and closing of this device is made possible by the presence of unique hinges with interlocked gears, this also improves its durability. The hinge can come in custom colours, allowing for some personalization.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold also features App Continuity, which means that whatever you were looking at on the small screen instantly expands to the large one when you open the Fold. Samsung in collaboration with Google and Android developers makes it possible for this feature to perfect.
The large screen of the Samsung Galaxy Fold enables 3-way multitasking. This feature is supported by apps like WhatsApp, Microsoft Office, and YouTube Premium out-of-the-box.
The Galaxy Fold will be powered by a 7mm chipset – the Snapdragon 855, paired with 12GB RAM and 512GB internal storage. The device has two batteries with a combined capacity of 4380mAh.
The device will feature six different cameras, but the folding form factor makes for an unusual arrangement. You will find three cameras at the back, one on the front, and two by the sides. Folded or unfolded, there is always a camera available to capture whatever image you want.
Samsung Galaxy Fold Price and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Fold price will start at $1,980 in the United States and €2,000 in Europe. Such a whooping amount I guess. The device’s availability is scheduled for April 26 in the United States and May 3 in Europe, all in this year 2019. Take a glimpse of its full specification below.
Samsung Galaxy Fold Specification
|Technology||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, Q2|
|– Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)|
|Type||Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||7.3 inches, 154.5 cm2|
|Resolution||1536 x 2152 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~414 ppi density)|
|– Cover display: 4.6 inches HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9)|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)|
|Internal||512 GB, 12 GB RAM|
12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide),
1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS|
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
10 MP, f/2.2, PDAF|
8 MP, f/1.9, depth sensor
Cover camera: 10 MP, f/2.2
– 32-bit/384kHz audio|
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
– Bixby natural language commands and dictation
– Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
|Non-removable Li-Po 4380 mAh battery|
|Charging||Fast battery charging 18W|
|Price||About 2000 EUR|