Just on your own event, Samsung Galaxy, Unpacked , Samsung has revealed its first folding smartphone Galaxy Fold. The smartphone has an unusual form factor (something like a clamshell) and two displays, switching between them is seamless to the maximum.
When folded, it resembles the usual modern smartphone, except that the frame around the screen is huge. This 4.6-inch screen rather secondary. The corners of the external display is rounded, and upper part over it is the front camera of 10 Megapixel with an aperture of f/2.2. Expanded 7.3 inch smartphone display has an aspect ratio of about 4:3. Specially for this device Samsung has created a very thin display, so it can be repeatedly folded and it does not deteriorate over time. In this state, Galaxy Fold like a small tablet.
Unfortunately, during a demonstration on stage it was noticeable that unfolded on the display in the center there is a trail directly at the bending place – that I could not cope. Inside of the smartphone when it is deployed, there are also two cameras for them in the upper right corner designated special area (looks a little awkward, but in a vertical orientation, all good). One of these cameras at 10 megapixels with an aperture of f/2.2, and the second at 8 megapixels with an aperture of f/1.9 and a depth sensor.
In total, the Galaxy Fold has 6 cameras. The main camera is the same as in Galaxy S10: three modules with replaceable diaphragm, double optical zoom, optical image stabilization and ultra wide angle 123 degrees.
Due to such a wide main screen in the smartphone new work multitasking. Samsung for this device has developed a special shell and cooperating with developers, so they adapted their app to work simultaneously on two different displays of the device and could seamlessly switch between them. Thus, one screen can display up to three Windows applications simultaneously.
In Galaxy Fold has support for the new standard mobile networks 5G and it has the most modern “iron”: fast memory of the new generation LPDDR4X 12 GB drive 512GB, bulk battery 4380 mAh battery with support for fast wired and wireless, as well as reverse charging, stereo speakers from AKG and 8-core 7-nanometer processor.
Samsung Galaxy Fold will be sold in the second quarter of 2019 at a price of $1980 in colors: silver, black, green, and blue.