Samsung Unveils Galaxy Fold Availability, Sort Of
Samsung late on Wednesday disclosed availability of its Galaxy Fold smartphone. The smartphone was originally set to be launched earlier this year, but had been delayed in April because the device needed a redesign in a bid to improve its reliability. As expected, the handset will be available in the US this October at previously disclosed price points.
Introduced at Mobile World Congress 2019 in February, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold was supposed to be launched in April. During evaluation of the device by the press, it was discovered that that its hinge needed reinforcements, whereas the top protective layer of the Infinity Flex Display needed to be redesigned to make it apparent that it was a part of the phone, not a protective film.
All the improvements had been made by late July, so the Samsung announced that that the Galaxy Fold would be available in September. On Wednesday, the company said that the foldable smartphone would be available ‘next month’, meaning October. Meanwhile, it will be available in South Korea on September 6.
When bough in retail and without a contract, the Samsung Galaxy Fold will cost $1980 in the US, £1799 in the UK, and €2000 in Eurozone.
|Samsung Galaxy Fold|
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 855
1x Kryo 485 (CA76) @ 2.84GHz
3x Kryo 485 (CA76) @ 2.42GHz
4x Kryo 485 (CA55) @ 1.80GHz
Adreno 640 @ 578MHz
7.3″ 2048 x 1536 Foldable Dynamic AMOLED (4.2:3)
160.9 x 62.9 x 17.0 to 15.5mm
|Front Camera||Cover Camera:
10MP f/2.2 “Selfie camera”
|Primary Rear Camera||77° Regular Angle
12MP 1.4µm Dual Pixel PDAF
Tri-stack CMOS Sensor (Embedded DRAM),
4K60, 1080p240, 720p960 high-speed recording
Adjustable aperture f/1.5 or f/2.4,
|Secondary Rear Camera||123° Wide Angle
16MP 1.0µm f/2.2
|Tertiary Rear Camera||45° / Telephoto lens 2x zoom
12MP 1.0µm f/2.4,
|SIM Size||LTE model: eSIM + nanoSIM
5G model: nanoSIM
|Wireless||802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2×2 MU-MIMO, BT 5.0 LE,
|Launch OS||Android 9.0|
|Launch Price||$1980 / £1799 / 2000€|
Samsung also disclosed that the US market will get two colors: Cosmo Black and Space Silver.