Samsung launched the Galaxy Fold in Korea yesterday and the company has announced the folding smartphone will be an exclusive to EE in the UK. The Galaxy Fold 5G will be available to buy from 18th September from EE, as well as from Samsung Experience Stores.
EE’s 5G network is live today in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff and will be extending to a further ten cities across the UK by the end of the year.
Conor Pierce, Corporate Vice President, Samsung UK and Ireland said:
“Samsung is immensely proud to bring the new Galaxy Fold 5G to the UK with our exclusive partner, EE. A decade on from our first Galaxy smartphone, we’ve pushed the boundaries of innovation to the next level by unveiling our most iconic device yet. Now with future-ready 5G capabilities, we’ve changed the face of the smartphone as we know it; we can’t wait to unfold even more exciting possibilities with this innovative device”.
The Galaxy Fold’s unique design and foldable form factor, providing you with two options for screen size in one device, provides a brand-new user experience. When closed, you can comfortably access all your essential apps with just one hand. But when opened, the 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display offers a truly immersive viewing experience, allowing you to get lost in videos on a screen that’s so big, you won’t believe you can fit it in a pocket.
From the camera to the gallery to the latest gaming apps, users can enjoy next-level experiences with their favourite content on the spacious screen of the main display just by opening up the device.
In order to facilitate maximum productivity and ease of use when switching between the Galaxy Fold’s two displays, Samsung developed two features especially:
App Continuity and Multi-Active Window. With App Continuity, you can switch between using an app on the cover display and using it on the main display seamlessly. For example, you can check an email when the device is folded, and then, when you open the device to reply, a version of the email app that is optimised for the expansive screen will open, allowing you to comfortably view the full contents of the email. Following the uninterrupted screen transition, you can then reply to the email using keyboard, which is optimised for placement near each of your hands.
Multi-Active Window allows you to take advantage of the increased screen real state of the main display, as you can open multiple apps simultaneously and easily use them at the same time thanks to an optimised UX for next-level multitasking. Whilst reading an email, you can easily drag and drop your Calendar as well as Google Maps from the device’s side panel into the Multi-active Window to work in three windows simultaneously and coordinate a meeting quickly and efficiently. You can also easily adjust the dimensions of each app window so as to see more, or less, as you require.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G will be available from Samsung at an RRP of £1,900 and all devices will come with wireless Galaxy Buds and a Galaxy Fold 5G Aramid case. EE price plans will be announced in due course.
Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer division, said,
“The new Galaxy Fold 5G offers EE customers a completely new smartphone experience, all on the UK’s first 5G network and best 4G network six years running. With our new EE unlimited plans and swappable benefits like BT Sport and Amazon Prime, our customers can enjoy their favourite TV, film, sport, games and new experiences on the Galaxy Fold 5G’s impressive display, all with the fastest speeds in more places than on any other network.”
Galaxy Fold Specifications
– 7.3” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Display (4.2:3) Infinity Flex Display, 2152*1536, 362ppi
– 4.6” HD+ Super AMOLED Display (21:9), 1680*720, 399ppi
|Dimension & Weight||Folded: 62.8 x 160.9 x 15.7mm ~ 17.1mm
Unfolded: 117.9 x 160.9 x 6.9mm ~ 7.6mm
|Camera||Cover Camera||10MP Selfie Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚|
|Front Dual Camera||10MP Selfie Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚
8MP RGB Depth Camera: F1.9, Pixel Size: 1.12μm, FOV: 85˚
|Rear Triple Camera||16MP Ultra Wide Camera: F2.2 ,Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV : 123˚
12MP Wide-angle Camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.5/F2.4, Pixel size: 1.4μm, FOV: 77˚
12MP Telephoto Camera: PDAF, F2.4, OIS, Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV: 45˚
Dual OIS, 0.5x out and 2x in optical zoom, Up to 10x digital zoom, HDR10+ recording, Tracking AF
|AP||7㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor (2.84㎓ + 2.41㎓ + 1.78㎓)|
|Memory||12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage (UFS3.0)|
|Battery||LTE model: 4380mAh (typical) dual battery
5G model: 4235mAh (typical) dual battery
|Charging||Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless
|OS||Android 9 (Pie)|
|Network||LTE model: Enhanced 2X2 MIMO, 6CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
– Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload5G model: Non-Standalone (NSA), Sub6
*May differ by market, mobile operator and service providers.
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax HE80 MIMO, 1024QAM
Bluetooth v 5.0, ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. BeiDou may not be available for certain countries.
|SIM Card||LTE model: one eSIM and one Nano SIM
5G model: one Nano SIM
|Payment(Samsung Pay)||Credit & debit cards: supports MST and/or NFC
Membership cards, Gift cards, Transit cards, Reward point service*Available in select countries. Payment solutions and available features may vary depending on country, carrier, and service providers.
|Sensors||Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor|
|Authentication||Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
*Galaxy Fold has a Capacitive Fingerprint sensor on the side.
|Audio||Stereo speakers and bundled Galaxy Buds
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)
UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support, PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128
Audio playback format : MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF
|Video||Video playback format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
TV connection: Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps) / Wired: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter. (DisplayPort 4K UHD at 60 fps)
|Security||Knox protection: real-time monitoring and protection.
Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee)
Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to keep content such as apps, photos and videos, secured by fingerprint scanning.
|In the Box||Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Buds, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, USB Connector (OTG), Quick Start Guide, Aramid Fiber Cover|