Galaxy Fold. © Samsung.
At the 2019 Unpacked event in San Francisco, Samsung’s presentation of its new collapsible phone stole the show, leaving the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus in the shadows. In shut phone mode, the device has a screen of 4.6 inches (840 x 1,960 pixels). Open in tablet mode, it deploys a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex flexible display (1,536 x 2,152 pixels). The Fold is equipped with the new Snapdragon 855 octacore printed with the 7 nm lithography process, 12 GB of RAM, 512 GB of storage and two batteries totaling 4,380 mAh. It will be available April 26 in four colors: black, silver, yellow-green, and blue, and in two versions: LTE and 5G. Just one problem: the phone-tablet will cost no less than 1,980 USD (2,615 CAD). Is there a market for such a device at such a price? It seems no-one knows for sure. Though Samsung has opened the market, other folding phones are expected this year from Huawei, Xiaomi and Lenovo.
⇨ Ars Technica, “Samsung’s foldable phone is finally official — meet the Galaxy Fold.”