Samsung made its intentions clear when they showed the first working prototype in 2011 and now probably after hundreds of prototypes, Samsung seems to be ready for primetime. Behold the Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s first phone with a foldable display.
While we’ll excuse Samsung for its obvious name, the Galaxy Fold comes with two displays – a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED cover display that can be used when the device is in a folded state and a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display that reveals itself when the phone is unfolded.
Samsung says the Infinity Flex display used internally does not just bend but also folds. It also features a new polymer layer that has enabled Samsung to create a display around 50 percent thinner compared a regular smartphone screen.
In addition to the flexible display, another aspect the device relies on is the hinging mechanism and Samsung says they have “engineered” a hinge with multiple interlocking gears for a smooth fold and an unfold.
As far as other hardware is concerned, Galaxy Fold comes with a 7nm Snapdragon 855 processor, 12GB RAM, 512GB UFS 3.0 internal storage, 4380mAh battery and six camera setup with the cover camera featuring 10MP f/2.2 sensor; 16MP ultra-wide, 12MP wide-angle dual pixel, 12MP telephoto at the back; and 10MP selfie along with 8MP RGB depth camera on the front.
The phone runs Android Pie and brings few features to take advantage of the folding form factor like multi-active window that allows to work with three apps simultaneously and app continuity.
Galaxy Fold will go on sale in select markets like US, South Korea and few others carrying a price tag of $1980.