Finally. After many years of rumours, leaks, and teases, Samsung has a foldable phone for the world. It's officially called the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Here's everything we know so far.
As we learned late last year, Samsung has essentially made a two-in-one device. When folded the phone acts as a regular smartphone, with a 4.6-inch display. Unfold it, however, and you get a 7.3-inch flexible tablet display that utilises Samsung's Infinity Flex display. As leaked images showed us earlier today, the interior of the phone has an emo notch, concealing at least two camera lenses and presumably some other sensors. There's also another camera on the 'front' of the phone display, and a triple-lens camera system on the back of the folded device. Samsung says this means there's a camera for every angle.
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The screen itself uses Android's app continuity, which means you can do a bunch of stuff while it's folded up and then see a much larger version when you open it up into tablet mode. The size of that interior screen also means that there's room for three-app multitasking which is the kind of thing you'd normally need something the size of an iPad Pro to do. It's pretty impressive, assuming everything works the way it should.
Naturally it's going to come with sound tuned by Samsung-owned AKG, alongside 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, and a 7nm processor. It also supports UFS 3.0, which Samsung says will offer significantly faster speeds when loading apps and doing other phone activities. Battery size is still unknown, but Samsung has added two batteries, one on each side of the hinge, which should prevent any bent battery explosions. No in-display fingerprint sensor sadly, and instead you can unlock the device by running your finger against the side of the device.
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Colour wise we will have the fancily-named Cosmos Black, Space Silver, Martian green, and Astro Blue. The phone's hinge will also have customisable colours, but no other details were mentioned. The fold will be available in Europe from 3rd May, with 5G and 4G variants, and prices will start at an eye-watering £1,800. UK pricing is still TBA, but don't hope for much of a discount.
That's just about all we know right now, but details are bound to flood out over the next few days. We'll bring you more when we have it.
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