Samsung’s foldable phone is no longer a dream now as the Galaxy Fold got unfolded(pun intended) at its Unpacked event. The futuristic-looking phone plus tablet was showcased alongside the Galaxy S10. The new Samsung Galaxy Fold combines the portability of phone into a utility of tablet, thus making it look totally different from what we are used to seeing.
Externally, the Galaxy Fold has a 4.6-inch (12:9) display. When unfolded it makes it 7.3-inch in size with QXGA+ resolution(4.2:3), also known as Infinity Flex display. This should fill the void between big tablets and phablets. Samsung has said that the device has a hinge with interlocked gears that help it open and close without any hindrance; this should also improve the durability.
The device is a marble of engineering not only from outside but from the inside as well — i.e. software. The Fold combines the flexibility of display with App Continuity that expands the content from the small screen to the large screen instantly. This happens in a matter of second. The software has also been tweaked by Samsung to make it work with its own set of features, including 3-way multitasking. As shown, WhatsApp, Google Maps, and YouTube are supported right out of the box.
To handle all the intensive tasks, Samsung has integrated the Snapdragon 855 chipset inside with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage. Powering all these things are two batteries side-by-side with a combined capacity of 4,380mAh.
For the most part, the Samsung Galaxy Fold will be used for multitasking but Samsung has not focused on this aspect only. Rather it goes berserk with six cameras but there’s a catch. Due to its folding structure, you get three cameras at the back, 1 at the front and the remaining 2 on the inside. Regardless of their positioning, it is still insane to see a total of six cameras on a device.
With every futuristic and beautiful piece of hardware, you also get slapped with heavy price tags. And it is no different with the Galaxy Fold. The ever-innovative device will go on sale with a starting price of whopping $1980. The price is definitely on a higher side but that’s what you gotta pay for innovations.