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 have developed a platform that adapts to this new form factor with ease. Samsung focused on Galaxy Folds emphasis on App Continuity, enabling app transition from phone to tablet mode with ease, whilst picking up from exactly where the user was last before the transition. Samsung was one of the first to offer multitasking on phone, with a 7.3-inch display to work with they pushed this to the next level with 3 App multitasking. This feature enables you to seamlessly push the device further having 3 different app all present on screen and running increasing the productivity of its user to multitask.  

Samang Galaxy Fold comes in 4 different colours; Cosmic Black, Space Silver, Martian Green, and Astral Blue. Along with that to further push the luxury aspect it will let buyers cutomise the hinge of the device as well. The device will come in both LTE and 5G dependant on its area and availability.

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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