Samsung Galaxy Fold with foldable 7.3 “screen

Feb

20

2019

Samsung Galaxy Fold with foldable 7.3 “screen will cost $ 1980
Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Fold on Wednesday during its Unpacked event. This is the first foldable smartphone of the company. The device has a flexible 7.3-inch screen called Samsung Infinity Flex, the price is $ 1980.

Samsung considers the Galaxy Fold as a smartphone and tablet. Folded up the device according to the company in a pocket and this thanks to the screen on the cover as a normal smartphone to use. The device can be folded up for multitasking, reading digital magazines, watching video and applications for augmented reality.

The Fold can display three apps simultaneously on the screen, an option that Samsung Multi-Active Windows calls. The display of the device switches automatically, depending on the opening or closing. In addition, the user can continue where he left off: the apps automatically open with a change of smartphone and tablet mode. Samsung worked with Google on this App Continuity application for Android.

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Earlier, the company announced that the foldable screen on the inside has a resolution of 2152×1536 pixels and a precise diagonal of 7.28 “and aspect ratio of 4.2: 3, while the screen on the cover has a size of 4.58” and has a resolution of 1960×840 pixels with a 21: 9 aspect ratio.

According to the company, the flexible screen on the inside is 50 percent thinner than a regular screen for smartphones, although it is not clear whether Samsung makes the comparison with its own OLED panels. The screen is provided with a new type of polymer layer that would provide extra flexibility and strength. The Infinity Flex screen can not be provided with a protective glass plate.

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The two elements of the Fold are connected to each other via a hinge with gear wheels, which are incorporated in the housing. The battery parts and other electronics are distributed in such a way that both elements weigh approximately the same amount so that the device is stable in the hand. The fingerprint reader is processed in one of the sides.

The device has three cameras, the same as the Galaxy S10 +: one with 12-megapixel sensor and one f / 1.5 lens with an angle of view of 77 degrees, one with the same resolution with a telephoto lens, a viewing angle of 45 degrees and aperture of f / 2.4 and a 16-megapixel variant with an f / 2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens, with an angle of view of 123 degrees.

When opened, there are two front cameras, one with a 10-megapixel sensor and aperture of f / 2.4 and an 8-megapixel with a rgb depth sensor. The front cameras provide a hefty notch at the top right of the screen. The device comes with 12GB ram and 512GB storage and the battery capacity is 4380mAh. The processor is a 64bits octacore produced at 7nm, which is probably a Snapdragon 855 as Samsung produces its own Exynos 9820 at 8nm.

The Galaxy Fold is available in silver, black, green and blue. The publication date in Europe is May 3 and the price that Samsung mentioned is $ 1980. The electronics company showed a prototype of its foldable device last November. Other manufacturers are also working on similar devices, such as Huawei .

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