South Korean giant Samsung today introduced the highly-anticipated Galaxy Fold, a new foldable device creating a new mobile category. The Galaxy Fold features a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display.
With the Galaxy Fold, users now have the best of both worlds; a compact device that unfolds to reveal Samsung’s largest-ever smartphone display. Galaxy Fold brings together material, engineering and display innovations, developed over eight years following the debut of Samsung’s first flexible display prototype in 2011.
‘Today, Samsung is writing the next chapter in mobile innovation history by changing what’s possible in a smartphone. Galaxy Fold introduces a completely new category that unlocks new capabilities never seen before with our Infinity Flex Display. We created Galaxy Fold for those that want to experience what a premium foldable device can do, beyond the limitations of a traditional smartphone,’ said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.
The internal screen does bends, but fold in a more intuitive motion. Samsung has used a new polymer layer and created a display which is 50 per cent thinner than the typical smartphone display.
The fingerprint scanner is found on the side where the thumb naturally rests, so the device unlocks easily. Two batteries and the components are evenly distributed so Galaxy Fold feels balanced in your hands. The smartphone will be available in space silver, cosmos black, martian green and astro Blue.
The unique UX built just for Galaxy Fold, provides new ways to get the most out of your smartphone. You can open up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display so you can surf, text, work, watch and share without losing a beat.
Consumers can make intuitive, seamless transitions between the cover and the main displays. As Galaxy Fold opens and closes, apps will automatically show up where you leave off. When you’re ready to take a photo, make in-depth edits, or have a closer look at the feed, open the display for a big screen and fuller canvas.
Samsung Galaxy Fold is powered by a next-generation AP chipset and 12GB of RAM with PC-like performance. The Galaxy Fold is also capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare.
The Galaxy Fold has six lenses -- three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover. You can also use other apps during a video call. There is a 10MP f2.2 selfie camera at the cover. The rear has three cameras 16MP ultra wide camera, f2.2, 12MP wide-angle camera, dual pixel AF, OIS, f1.5/F2.4, 12MP telephoto camera, PDAF, OIS, f2.4, 2X optical zoom. There is also a front dual camera 10MP selfie camera f2.2 and a 8MP RGB depth camera with f1.9.