Five years after dropping a teaser of what could be the world’s first ever foldable smartphone, the concept has now become a reality, with the introduction of Galaxy Fold.
Galaxy Fold launched
At the recent Samsung Unpacked event last week, the tech moguls unveiled the first-ever foldable smartphone, Galaxy Fold. It’s powered by an Android Pie system, featuring a 7.3” QXGA+ dynamic AMOLED main display and a 4.6” HD+ super AMOLED cover display. The first-of-its-kind smartphone also has a powerful memory of 128GB RAM and 512GB internal storage, as well as a 4380mAh battery.
Three apps capable of working at the same time
Are you a multitasker? If so, this one’s for you. The Galaxy Fold can have three apps working simultaneously and the ability to show up automatically from where you left off. The smartphone is also capable of making intuitive, seamless transitions between the cover and main displays.
Most versatile camera by Samsung
There’s no reason why shutterbugs would say no to Galaxy Fold. The smartphone is backed with six cameras-three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover. Its rear cameras boast dual apertures as low as F1.5 mode / F2.4 mode, 16mp ultra-wide camera, a field of vision of 45° and much more. The tech giants call it their “most versatile camera” yet.
Eight years in the making
It’s a new phase for Samsung, after launching their flagship S10 series including the Galaxy Fold smartphone, which took over eight years to build, following the debut of their first flexible display prototype in 2011. DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, said, “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.”
Prices starting from Dhs 7.2k
It’s also worth mentioning the Galaxy Fold is priced at a whopping $1980 (AED 7.2k), almost double the price of the most expensive smartphone from the S10 series, with Galaxy S10+ priced at $999 (AED3.67k). Will the cost of their cutting edge device remain high? We suppose it will until more tech companies enter the foldable smartphone race. Recently at the Mobile World Congress, Huawei teased their first foldable Mate X smartphone, alongside TCL showing off their latest concept of a smartphone that can bend.