Samsung UK said on Monday that its flagship Galaxy Fold smartphone will hit the UK market on April 26. The foldable handset will be available directly from Samsung online and retail stores as well as from EE.

The main feature of the Galaxy Fold smartphone is its dual-screen form-factor: the device has a 4.6-inch cover display and a foldable 7.3-inch main screen. Besides the foldable AMOLED display, Samsung had to develop a durable mechanical hinge that the company claims will survive for years. The handset is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC that is accompanied by 12 GB of LPDDR4X RAM as well as 512 GB of UFS 3.0 NAND flash storage.

Besides the two screens, the Galaxy Fold smartphone also has two batteries with a total capacity of 4,380 mAh. Meanwhile, just like the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy Fold has premium imaging capabilities. The main camera comprises of a three-stack 12 MP RGB sensor with adjustable aperture, a 16 MP wide angle module, and a 12 MP telephoto module. Besides, the phone has a 10 MP selfie camera.

Samsung Galaxy Fold
  Galaxy Fold
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 
1x Kryo 485 (CA76) @ 2.84GHz
3x Kryo 485 (CA76) @ 2.42GHz
4x Kryo 485 (CA55) @ 1.80GHz

Adreno 640
Display Main Display:
7.3" 2048 x 1536 Foldable Dynamic AMOLED (4.2:3)

Cover display:
4.6" 1680 x 720 Super AMOLED (21:9)
Dimensions (Thick)
Battery 4380mAh  (16.86Wh)
Front Camera Cover Camera:
10MP f/2.2 "Selfie camera"

Front camera:
10MP f/1.9 4K video recording

Front camera:
8MP, f/2.2
Dual Pixel PDAF
"Live focus"
Primary Rear Camera 77° Regular Angle
12MP 1.4µm Dual Pixel PDAF

Tri-stack CMOS Sensor (Embedded DRAM),
4K60, 1080p240, 720p960 high-speed recording

Adjustable aperture f/1.5 or f/2.4
OIS, auto HDR, LED flash
Secondary Rear Camera 123° Wide Angle
16MP 1.0µm f/2.2
Tertiary Rear Camera 45° / Telephoto lens 2x zoom
12MP 1.0µm f/2.4,
SIM Size (Maybe?)
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MU-MIMO, BT 5.0 LE,
NFC, GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BDS
Connectivity USB Type-C
Features (It Folds)
Launch OS Android 9.0
Launch Price $1980 / 2000€

The Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available from Samsung at a recommended price of £1,799. EE will announce its price separately. The handset will be bundled with the Galaxy Buds and a protective Kevlar case. In the US, the smartphone will cost $1,980.

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Source: Samsung

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  • PeachNCream - Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - link

    Spread out over the period of a phone contract, assuming no interest fees for making monthly payments, that means about $83 each month on top of the various service costs. Although there will be people who are attracted to the folding phone, I think its fair to say this will be a niche product. Maybe if they prove popular, the prices will come down in future models. I like the idea of a unified device, but I'd prefer a connection to an external screen and physical interface devices over a flexible screen and hinge mechanism. Everyday use may put such a piece of hardware in considerable danger.

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