Remember when we wrote an article about eye-catching smartphones late last year? Samsung’s latest flagship phone wasn’t out yet. But the Samsung Galaxy Fold is already here. It’s done, and it has come out and graced our presence.
Samsung Galaxy Fold Through the Years
Samsung’s newest phone was in the making for a quite a few years. The company kept demoing foldable displays at trade shows, never revealing a product launch — until now, that is.
However, early in November last year, Samsung showed the world their first ever Infinity Flex screen — to be found in the first-generation Galaxy F handset. They also introduced a new user interface that would let the foldable maneuver work well across Android devices.
Before yesterday’s grand unveiling of the revolutionary foldable smartphone, popular leaker Evan Blass (the guy responsible for exposing a lot of tech in recent months) tweeted three simple words that gave us a hint of the phone’s possible moniker: Samsung Galaxy Fold.
The Grand Unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Fold
Samsung has unveiled the first every foldable all-screen device during the Unpacked event in San Francisco, California. The gist? It’s a phone that opens into a tablet.
A compact smartphone when it’s closed and an expansive tablet when it’s fully opened. The apps seamlessly transition between both the display sizes, letting users pick up on the tablet where they left off on when they were using the smartphone. When it’s in tablet form, you can use three active apps via the Multi Active Window.
The Massive Specs
Let’s begin with the cameras, because the Samsung Galaxy Fold has six! There are three on the back, one at the front, and two inside.
The three rear cameras are a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, a 12-megapixel telephoto camera, and a 16-megapixel ultra wide camera. The two cameras inside are a 10-megapixel selfie camera and an 8-megapixel depth camera. And finally, the camera on the front is also a 10-megapixel selfie camera.
The new smartphone also comes with 12 gigabytes of RAM and a 512GB internal storage. (It’s the reason why it doesn’t have a microSD slot). There are also two batteries — one on each side of the foldable phone.
Samsung Galaxy Fold will also come in two versions: the 4G and the 5G edition. And for security features, its fingerprint scanner is located at the side of the phone — much like the Galaxy S10E.
Furthermore, a lot of the major Android apps would have to be altered to work with a foldable format. The device has a 4.6-inch display when it’s folded, and unfolds into a whopping 7.3-inch display when it’s a tablet.
The Price Point and the Availability
All these cool new features and awesome specs for the Samsung Galaxy Fold has everyone and their grandma just jumping out of their chairs to rush over and get it in the nearest store possible.
But the new Galaxy Fold won’t be hitting the shelves until April 26. Prices start at $1,980. The new phone will be out in four colors too: space silver, cosmos black, Martian green, and astro blue.
This official announcement and was accompanied with the release of Samsung’s new flagship smartphone — the Galaxy S10. Samsung has made their official foldable phone launching, but the rest of the smartphone industry isn’t falling behind either.
It’s not farfetched to say that the next major leap in smartphone design are foldable devices. And just hearing that is a huge breath of fresh air for us smartphone users. We’ve had our all-screen phones for a long time now, and it’s high time all the pricey upgrades had a justified reason.
Our hopes are high, and let’s hope they won’t disappoint. Because the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the rest of the foldable devices right after will change the way we look at our devices forever.