Samsung Electronics unveiled the highly anticipated Galaxy Fold, a new foldable device creating a new mobile category. Samsung Galaxy Fold features the world’s first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display. Galaxy Fold brings to life new experiences and possibilities years in the making.
While the Samsung Galaxy S10 is the spotlight of the market today, fans are already highly anticipating the official release of this new foldable phone. While waiting, here’s everything you need to know:
A Smartphone. A Tablet. Folded into One.
Galaxy Fold delivers a new kind of mobile experience allowing users to do things they couldn’t do with an ordinary smartphone. Users now have a compact device that unfolds to reveal Samsung’s largest-ever smartphone display. It brings together material, engineering and display innovations, developed over eight years following the debut of Samsung’s first flexible display prototype in 2011.
New Display Materials: The internal screen does not merely bend, it folds. Samsung invented a new polymer layer and created a display around 50 percent thinner than the typical smartphone display. The new material makes Samsung Galaxy Fold flexible and tough, built to last.
New Hinging Mechanism: Galaxy Fold opens smoothly and naturally, engineered with a sophisticated hinge with multiple interlocking gears. This system is housed in a hidden enclosure for a seamless look.
New Design Elements: 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. It is also available in many colours —Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green, and Astro Blue.
A Whole New Experience
The unique UX built just for Galaxy Fold provides new ways to get the most out of your smartphone:
Multi-Active Window: You can launch up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display so you can surf, text, work, watch and share without losing a beat.
App Continuity: 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 worked with Google and the Android developer community to ensure that apps and services were available for the Galaxy Fold’s unique experience.
Premium Performance Built to Fold
Galaxy Fold is built for the heaviest and intense use whether it’s working, playing or sharing — all of which requires advanced performance.
Do More: Even when running three apps simultaneously, Samsung equipped Galaxy Fold with a high-powered, next-generation AP chipset and 12GB of RAM with PC-like performance. The device is also capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare, while connected to a regular charger so you can leave your second charger at home.
Ultimate Multimedia Experience: The Samsung Galaxy Fold immersive entertainment equipped with the Dynamic AMOLED display and premium sound by AKG with the stereo speakers.
Our Most Versatile Camera Yet: The upcoming device will have six lenses—three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover.
Do it All with Galaxy Fold
Samsung Galaxy Fold is a portal to an entire galaxy of connected devices and services that Samsung has developed over the years to make it easier for consumers to do the things that are impossible to do before. Pair with Samsung DeX (sold separately) for even more productivity power with a PC-like experience.
Bixby is supported with new personal intelligence functionalities like Bixby Routines to help anticipate your needs, and Samsung Knox will keep your data and information safe. From using your phone to make purchases with Samsung Pay to using Samsung Health to manage your health and wellness.
Specifications and availability
Pricing and Availability Galaxy Fold will be launching in Singapore in Q2 2019 and will retail at more than USD1,980.
For more information about Galaxy Fold, please visit Samsung Galaxy website.