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21 Feb 2019

Samsung's foldable phone launched at $1,980: Here's everything to know

At its Unpacked event in San Francisco, Samsung has officially launched its foldable phone amid a lot of fanfare.

The phone features a dual-screen foldable design, six cameras, two batteries, and top-of-the-line internals including Snapdragon 855 as well as 12GB RAM.

And for all the cutting-edge technology, Galaxy Fold comes at a price tag of $1,980 (approximately Rs. 1.5 lakh).

Here's all about it.

In context

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Specifications, features, price and launch
Samsung Galaxy Fold: At a glance

Design

Samsung Galaxy Fold: At a glance

The Galaxy Fold comes with two displays: a 4.58-inch HD+ (1960x840 pixels) external screen with 21:9 aspect ration, and a foldable 7.3-inch QHD+ (2152x1536 pixels) Infinity Flex internal display which offers a tablet-like experience.

The device features a new hinge system that uses "multiple interlocking gears" to create a fold that is largely concealed.

Moreover, the Fold gets a plastic outer casing and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.

Seamless UX

Samsung Galaxy Fold also offers App Continuity, three-app multitasking

To leverage both the screens, Samsung has introduced App Continuity feature which automatically opens the app in the main internal display when you switch to the tablet mode.

Further, in the tablet mode, you can run three apps simultaneously for an impressive multitasking experience.

Notably, Google is also working to optimize Android OS to support the foldable form factor.

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Galaxy Fold packs a total of six cameras

Camera

Galaxy Fold packs a total of six cameras

In the folded state, the Galaxy Fold offers a 10MP camera which is housed above the external camera.

In the unfolded position, the notch above the internal display houses a 10MP+8MP dual camera setup.

Lastly, on the back, the device gets a triple camera setup comprising a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP wide-angle sensor, and a 12MP telephoto sensor.

Internals

Under the hood

The Galaxy Fold is powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset, paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of Universal Flash Storage 3.0 storage.

It packs two batteries, one on each side of the hinge, for a combined capacity of 4,380mAh and supports reverse wireless charging as well.

The device runs Android Pie, packs AKG-tuned stereo speakers, and supports LTE as well as 5G networks.

Pricing and availability

The Galaxy Fold, pitched as a "luxury device", comes at a starting price of $1,980 and will be available starting April 26. The device will be available in silver, green, black, and blue color options.

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What is the price of Samsung Galaxy Fold?

Asked 2019-02-21 06:25:29 by Charvi Jayaraman

Answered by NewsBytes

Samsung Galaxy Fold comes at a starting price of $1,980 which is roughly Rs. 1,41,000 in India.

When will Samsung Galaxy Fold arrive in India?

Asked 2019-02-21 06:25:29 by Hansika Nair

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Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Fold will go on sale starting April 26 in the US. However, we currently don't have any details about the device's availability in India.

What are the camera specifications of Galaxy Fold?

Asked 2019-02-21 06:25:29 by Trisha Sen

Answered by NewsBytes

Samsung Galaxy Fold, in the folded state, offers a 10MP camera which is housed above the external camera. In the unfolded position, the notch above the internal display houses a 10MP+8MP dual camera setup. Lastly, on the back, the device gets a triple camera setup comprising a 16MP ultra-wide sensor, a 12MP wide-angle sensor, and a 12MP telephoto sensor.

What are the specifications of Samsung Galaxy Fold?

Asked 2019-02-21 06:25:29 by Ajay Mehta

Answered by NewsBytes

Samsung Galaxy Fold has a 4.58-inch HD+ external screen and a foldable 7.3-inch QHD+ (2152x1536 pixels) internal display. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 855 chipset, paired with 12GB RAM and 512GB of eUFS 3.1 storage. Further, it has a total battery capacity of 4,380mAh, supports reverse wireless charging and runs Android Pie. Lastly, Galaxy Fold supports 4G LTE and 5G networks.

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