Samsung's foldable phone is officially the 'Galaxy Fold'

Samsung logoTo the surprise of absolutely no one who paid attention to Samsung's hype-building for Unpacked, it had more to reveal about its foldable phone. The device is now officially known as the Galaxy Fold, and much like the prototype we saw back in November, we're looking at a 4.6-inch secondary AMOLED display on the outside, followed by a much larger 7.3-inch Infinity Flex AMOLED screen when the device is unfolded.

It has a price and date, too: a whopping $1,980 when it launches on April 26th (May 3rd for Europe), meaning you'll have about two months to gather all that money while choosing between "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.

Source: Engadget

Tags: Samsung, smartphones

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