Samsung today launched the Galaxy Fold in Korea. The foldable smartphone will be followed by select countries including France, Germany, Singapore, U.K., U.S., and more, in Cosmos Black and Space Silver.
With a 5G-ready option in select countries, consumers will be able to unfold the future on the fastest network speeds available.
When closed, you can access your essentials on the Galaxy Fold cover display comfortably with one hand, and when opened, you can explore new ways to multitask, watch videos, play games, and more, on its immersive 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display.
During the past several months, Samsung has been refining the Galaxy Fold to ensure it delivers the best possible experience.
“The category-defining Galaxy Fold is a device that defies the barriers of traditional smartphone design. Now, we’re excited to release this pioneering mobile technology, and allow consumers to experience it for themselves,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.
“Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Galaxy Fold’s revolutionary form factor offers a bigger, more immersive screen without sacrificing portability. This is what we call innovation of new mobile experience in action.”
The Galaxy Fold combines users’ favourite smartphone and tablet features to deliver a new kind of mobile device and a first-of-its-kind user experience—from a new form factor and materials to its unique foldable UX, versatile camera and premium performance.
Samsung worked alongside partners to create an entirely new UX that will change the way we use our mobile devices and takes full advantage of the foldable design with its cover and main displays. As a result, the device opens up new possibilities for users.
The Galaxy Fold transforms how you capture, share, and edit mobile content. When closed, you can shoot a quick video, and then simply open the device to watch it on a larger screen—with App Continuity, the video seamlessly transitions from the cover display to the main display.
With Multi-Active Window, you can run multiple apps at once in real-time and effectively multitask: Edit footage, browse through the photo gallery for still shots, and read emails from friends and co-workers, all at the same time.
With a 5G-ready option, Galaxy Fold users in select markets can take full advantage of their carriers’ fastest speeds. The Galaxy Fold 5G harnesses the full power of next-generation connectivity for streaming and downloading high-resolution videos and other content, as well as graphics-heavy games, at super-charged speeds.
Every Galaxy Fold comes with exclusive access to specialised customer care services – including one-on-one access to Samsung experts, and a 24/7 support hub online or over the phone. Samsung will elaborate on plans in each market.
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|