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08 Mar 2019

Samsung Galaxy Fold will launch in India, confirms CEO

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Specifications, price and India launch

Galaxy Fold, Samsung's first-ever foldable phone, will launch in India as well, according to DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.

The phone was announced at the company's Unpacked event in San Francisco last month.

Priced at $1,980, the Galaxy Fold comes as Samsung's most premium device and will go on sale starting April 26.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold: Specifications, price and India launch

India is the most important market: Koh

"Indian market is, I clearly said, most important market - not only investment and everything, my long-term commitment is towards the market. In this market, why will I not deliver my newest technology innovation? Yes, I will do," Koh said

Meanwhile, here's recalling the Samsung Galaxy Fold

Design & display

Meanwhile, here's recalling the Samsung Galaxy Fold

The Galaxy Fold comes with two displays: a 4.58-inch HD+ (1960x840 pixels) external screen with 21:9 aspect ratio, 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.

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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.

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.

India pricing and availability

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India pricing and availability

Samsung Galaxy Fold is priced at $1,980. However, because of taxes, the premium device could arrive in India at over $2,000 or approx. Rs. 1,40,000.

As for availability, the pre-orders for the phone are said to start from April 26. Hence, we can expect Samsung to bring the Galaxy Fold in India around the same time.

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When will Galaxy Fold launch in India?

Asked 2019-03-08 12:45:20 by Ridhi Dasgupta

Answered by NewsBytes

Globally, the pre-orders of the Galaxy Fold will start from April 26. Hence, we can expect Samsung to bring the device in India around the same time.

What is price of Galaxy Fold in India?

Asked 2019-03-08 12:45:20 by Rishika Kapoor

Answered by NewsBytes

Samsung Galaxy Fold is priced at $1,980. However, because of taxes, the premium phone could arrive in India at over $2,000 or approx. Rs. 1,40,000.

What are the camera specifications of Galaxy Fold?

Asked 2019-03-08 12:45:20 by Surabhi Banerjee

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 2019-03-08 12:45:20 by Vihaan Kadam

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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