The Samsung Foldable Phone dubbed Galaxy Fold has finally been unveiled. It has a price and date, too: a whopping $1,980 when it launches on April 26th (May 3rd for Europe). It comes in the following colours: “Cosmo Black,” “Space Silver,” “Martian Green” and “Astro Blue.”
In terms of resolution, the smaller 21:9 screen comes in at 840 x 1,960, and the main foldable screen is 1,536 x 2,152, with both featuring the same 420 dpi density which is quite high for a tablet.
Samsung added that the larger polyimide-based display panel has been tested to withstand 200,000 folds, which equates to over five years of usage if you fold it 100 times a day. That’s quite a bold claim, but also a reassuring one if true.
There’s no specific mention of the Galaxy Fold’s processor model except for a “7nm 64-bit octa-core processor,” but Samsung did mention its 12GB RAM plus 512GB UFS 3.0 storage space — the latter apparently reads twice as fast as other smartphones that are mostly using UFS 2.1 chips. There’s also a 4,380mAh battery which is cunningly split across both sides for the sake of weight distribution. It’s just a question of whether this amount of juice is adequate for handling that larger panel while offering multi-tasking at the same time.
Speaking of battery, much like the S10 and S10+, the Galaxy Fold also does wireless charging as well as Wireless Powershare — you’ll be able to use it to wirelessly charge other devices, including the freshly announced Galaxy Buds.