After months of speculation, we finally get to see what Samsung’s foldable phone looks like. Samsung unveiled the flexible screen smartphone named the Galaxy Fold at the company’s Galaxy Unpacked event on Wednesday afternoon. The design, features, specs, and price for Galaxy Fold are eye-opening.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a bendable screen allowing you to pretty much carry around a tablet that folds in half to the size of a normal-sized smartphone that you can tuck away in your pocket. On the outside is a 4.6-inch secondary AMOLED 12:9 screen with a resolution of 840 x 1,960. You can use the smaller screen for any functions or use it as a phone.
Once you open up the Galaxy Fold you’ll have a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex AMOLED screen with QXGA+ resolution (4.2:3). The display has a 1,536 x 2,152, resolution with 420 dpi density. The larger, tablet-like screen features a Multi-Active Window, which allows you to multitask with three different apps at the same time. Your information from the smaller screen instantly transfers to the larger display once it is opened and vice-versa.
The device has SIX cameras, allowing you to have a camera accessible at all time no matter if you have the phone folded or open. The main set of cameras is a triple threat with a 16MP f/2.2 123-degree ultra-wide lens, a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto camera with optical stabilization, and a 12MP dual-pixel wide camera with optical stabilization as well as variable apertures of f/1.5 and f/2.4. There is a dual set of cameras made for selfies. This set boasts a 10MP dual-pixel f/2.2 wide camera and an 8MP f/1.9 lens. There is also a 10-megapixel cover camera for selfies.
The Galaxy Fold has features such as dual AKG speakers, wireless charging coil, and two batteries with a combined capacity of 4,380 mAh to power all of those cameras and screens. The bendable smartphone has a Qualcomm 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor, 512GB of Universal Flash Storage 3.0 (eUFS), and 12GB of RAM. There is a fingerprint reader on the frame.
When folded, the handset is a little over a half of an inch thick. The larger, bendable screen is a polyimide-based display panel and the hinge has multiple interlocking gears. Samsung claims that the Fold has been tested to withstand 200,000 folds, which if you fold it 100 times a day would equal to over five years.
The Galaxy Fold will be available in the following colors: “Cosmo Black,” “Space Silver,” “Martian Green” and “Astro Blue.” Now for the bad news, this foldable screen phone does not come cheap. The Samsung Galaxy Fold costs a whopping $1,980. The release date for the Galaxy Fold is on April 26th, so start saving up now.