10 years since the first Galaxy phone, now comes the next dimension in form factor and a new Galaxy line…..The Samsung Galaxy Fold
The Galaxy fold was teased back in November during the Galaxy Note 9 event but today it was officially unveiled with specs pricing and availability. The Galaxy Fold when in tablet form presents a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display which gives the user a legitimate tablet that can be taken anywhere in the foldable form factor. The main display runs at 1536 x 2152 resolution, and when it’s folded, a smaller 4.6-inch (840 x 1960) display is used for the phone mode.
The new Galaxy Fold has a 9nm processor and 12GB of RAM, making it one of the most powerful smartphones on the market. It has 512GB of Universal Flash Storage giving you both capacity and fast speeds further pushing what can be done with the phone/tablet. To keep all this tech running, it needs power and Samsung have gone ahead and built in two batteries on either side of the hinge that separates the body. To ensure efficient usage both batteries are monitored and distributed by the Android operating system.
To make this all work Samsung needed to implement a hinge that didn’t interfere with the device in both phone and tablet mode yet still take on the strain of numerous folding and unfolding actions. To achieve this Samsung developed a backbone which contains multiple interlocking gears which have been pushed to the rear device, enabling it to carry out its function whilst staying out of sight.
Samsung didn’t stop there on the hardware front, the Galaxy Fold comes with not 1, not 2 but 6 cameras in total. 3 cameras on the back, 2 on the inside for when it’s in tablet mode and a selfie camera when in the phone form factor. With all these cameras you are sure not to miss a shot, especially with Samsung’s prowess with photography and video.
Having both a phone and tablet in one device is all well and good but it would be of no use if the operating system didn’t step up to the occasion. Samsung in conjunction with Google and Android
Samang Galaxy Fold comes in 4 different
So how much does this all cost and when will it be available you ask, well the Samsung Galaxy Fold will start at an eye-watering $1980 and will be available for purchase from 26th April.
This looks to be the start of a new formfactor and Samsung have come out shouting about it.
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