Samsung has delayed the launch of its mobile device Samsung Galaxy Fold, the new category of dual-screen smartphone that ends with the limitations of the traditional smartphone. We tell you its main specifications, prices, and possible release date.
Samsung introduced the new generation of Galaxy S10 smartphones last February, with the arrival of the Galaxy S10e, S10, S10 + and S10 5G of which we tell you everything here. However, the big surprise revealed by the company was the Galaxy Fold, its first mobile device with a folding screen.
As discussed during his speech DJ Koh, president, and CEO of the consumer division of Samsung Electronics, “Samsung shows the world the future of smartphones with a new category of folding premium device that offers new possibilities of use”.
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Prices and launch dates
Prices and launch dates were announced from the start. Thus, in February we already knew that Samsung Galaxy Fold terminal would not go on sale until April 26, with finishes in black, silver, green or blue and a recommended price of $ 1980 (€ 2,000). The color of the hinge, for the models that we have seen, would be customizable.
However, the events that have occurred in recent days have caused Samsung to cancel the launch event planned to take place on April 26, without mentioning a new date of availability.
Recall that it is the first device with a folding screen that would be launched worldwide in various countries among which was Spain. Specifically, the launch in Europe was going to take place on May 3.
In some cases, the screen protector QXGA + of 7.3 inches of the Galaxy Fold was accidentally deleted, which generated later problems. But many other problems have been related to the quality control of its components.
What are the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Fold?
The Galaxy Fold is a smartphone similar to a book with a double display screen that is folded so that it is possible to fold it for easy transport and consultation in a small initial screen super AMOLED of 4.6 inches.
What differentiates it from other traditional smartphone is that it has a hinge to deploy and enable what is its main screen, which has a diagonal of 7.3 inches of type QXGA Dynamic AMOLED of format 4.2: 3.
Here are its main characteristics:
- 7.7 inch Dynamic AMOLED display and 4.2: 3 ratio
- The closed screen of 4.6 inches super AMOLED with a ratio of 21: 9
- Six cameras, one on the front and three on the back. Double camera for selfie
- 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage
- 4,380 mAh battery with two separate cells
- Android Operating System 9 Pie
In this way, it becomes the smartphone with the largest screen size that exists in the market in the absence of the arrival of Mate X Huawei. The interactions with the device shown during its presentation show new ways of using multitasking with several applications open at the same time.
Processor, memory, and connectivity
To power both screens, as well as all the potential it has inside, the Galaxy Fold has a dual battery system of 4,380 mAh each, necessary for the 7-nanometer octa-core processor that leads its performance.
It also includes Wireless PowerShare functionality that also has the Galaxy S10 + and with which it is possible to charge another device or peripheral by induction when positioning it on its backside.
As it happens with the new Galaxy S10 +, it has 12 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, but this time, without the possibility of expansion using a microSD card slot. There will also be an LTE version and another with 5G connectivity.
Next, the specifications table of this new smartphone that initiates a new era of folding smartphones with the double display screen.
Table of characteristics of the Samsung Galaxy Fold
|screen||Main screen: 7.3 inches QXGA + Dynamic AMOLED (4.2: 3)
Cover screen: 4.6 inches HD + Super AMOLED (21: 9)
|Camera||Cover camera||10MP Front camera, F2.2|
|Triple rear camera||16MP Ultra Wide Angle, F2.2
12MP Wide Angle, Dual Pixel AF, F1.5 / F2.4, OIS
12MB Telephoto, PDAF, F2.4, OIS, 2X Optical Zoom
|Dual front camera||10MP Front camera, F2.2
8MP RGB Depth Chamber, F1.9
|Processor||Processor 7nm 64-bit Octa-core (Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9820 by region).|
|Memory||12 GB RAM (LPDDR4x), 512GB (UFS3.0)|
|Drums||4380 mAh (typical value) *
Fast charging compatible with wired and wireless devices
Cable load compatible with QC2.0 and AFC
Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie) and One UI|