Today in the morning Samsung announced Galaxy S10, S10, and S10E version. But at the starting of the event, Samsung unveiled its new generation of smartphone lineup — Galaxy Fold.
Like we already reported in our previous article that Samsung is working upon folding screen smartphones. The reports were true and Samsung launched its Premium segment smartphone.
About Galaxy Fold
Galaxy Fold is a premium Phone where you can expand the display into a tablet. From outside its like old Motorola Flip phones. Galaxy Fold has a screen on the lid also so you can call or listen to music by using that touch screen.
You can even open maps on that little screen. The magic happens when you open the flip and the whole screen gets unveiled and the App that you were using on the small screen outside becomes enlarged using App Continuity.
What is App Continuity?
App Continuity is the feature developed by Samsung wherein you can transfer the app you were using or browsing to a big screen without refreshing the whole app.
Specifications of Galaxy Fold
|DISPLAY||Type||Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||7.3 inches, 154.5 cm2|
|Resolution||1536 x 2152 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~414 ppi density)|
|– Cover display: 4.6 inches HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9)|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)|
|Internal||512 GB, 12 GB RAM|
|MAIN CAMERA||Triple||12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS|
12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|SELFIE CAMERA||Dual||10 MP, f/2.2, PDAF|
8 MP, f/1.9, depth sensor
Cover camera: 10 MP, f/2.2
|– 32-bit/384kHz audio|
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
Availability/Launch of Galaxy Fold
The Galaxy Fold would be available from April 16th, 2019 at a price of $1980.The Phone would come with free Aird buds developed by Samsung.
Multitasking at its best
Galaxy Fold would be able to run 3 apps at a time giving a Tablet like feeling to the power users
First Impressions of mine
I saw the complete event and while demonstration of the Galaxy Fold Phone, I found it pretty much good and it was more than expected. As Samsung has showcased its folding smartphone earlier also and it looked quite absurd. But Still.. here we are.
What I am worried about?
The Apps! Google has yet to launch all the Tools needed for app developers to develop apps for foldable smartphones. In the event also the screen reaction time was not that much fast. But hey they did something innovative unlike few companies *wink wink*
I am pretty much optimistic about this smartphone series as this is the first version only and with time this series would develop into much more like the Samsung’s Galaxy series have developed from the last 10 years.
There will be both an LTE and 5G version of the Galaxy Fold, and Samsung is planning on launching the device in Europe on May 3rd, starting at 2,000 euros.
I know this is the premium segment smartphone, costing more than iPhones and all but it does provide some innovations for you to test out the future that is coming to us.
The future of Bending Screens!
Do tell us in the comments if you find this smartphone innovative or just a tech gimmick!