Samsung first released the teaser of its foldable phone in November, Today at the Samsung Galaxy Unpacked event the company revealed more details about the phone. Samsung first-ever foldable phone is called Galaxy Fold and they are planning to launch the device on April 26th, price starting at $1,980. The foldable device is like a phone-tablet hybrid and will come in both LTE and 5G versions.
The company is even planning to launch it soon in Europe on May 3rd, starting at 2,000 euros. Samsung is using a new 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display which allows the phone to have a tablet size screen which can be folded to fit into a pocket. The main tablet display is QXGA+ resolution (4.2:3) and when the phone is folded a smaller 4.6-inch HD+ (12:9) display is used for the phone mode.
The company is using 512GB of Universal Flash Storage 3.0 (eUFS) for fast speeds, alongside a Qualcomm 7nm octa-core processor and 12GB of RAM. Samsung has also built two batteries for the Galaxy Fold which are separated when folded but combined in the Android operating system to represent a total of 4,380 mAh. Moreover, Samsung has incorporated a sturdy backbone to the device accompanied by a hinge system that has multiple interlocking gears.
All of these gears and locks are hidden back side of the device which helps the Galaxy fold to transform from tablet to phone mode. Samsung says the device can fold to at least 200,000 times which works out to over 5 years if you fold it 100 times a day. At the rear side triple camera set up is present which would be used on both tablet and phone mode. There is a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera, alongside 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras, and a 10-megapixel cover camera for the front side.
Samsung is creating four colors for the display of Galaxy fold and they will allow to run three apps at once on this Andriod device. They are using app continuity system to adjust these apps when you transform from tablet to phone mode. Although apps like WhatsApp, Microsoft Office, and YouTube all have been optimized according to the new display and mode. Lastly. Samsung has been working with Google so that Android 9 Pie fully supports Galaxy fold display.