About 15 years ago tech companies took pride in making small cell phones, but now it seems like we prefer tablet size phones.
Samsung tried to get the best of both worlds, making a phone with relatively big screen but with folding function so it will fit in your pocket – Samsung Galaxy Fold.
Galaxy Fold comes with 7.3-inch screen that will allow you to run 3 apps at the same time with a unique feature of split screen.
It has 6 cameras – 1 in the front, 2 on the sides and 3 in the back. It has one of the largest batteries for a smart phone – 4,380mAh.
We are still not sure about the price but it should be pretty expensive – about $2,000.
The president and CEO of Samsung Electronics, DJ Koh said –
“The category-defining Galaxy Fold is a device that defies the barriers of traditional smartphone design. We’re excited to release this pioneering mobile technology, and allow consumers to experience it for themselves. Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Samsung 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.”
And what about the release date?
It is already available in South Korea since September 6th, and will be released in the UK on September 18th.
Few reporters got access to the new smart phone but weren’t happy about it-
The screen on my Galaxy Fold review unit is completely broken and unusable just two days in. Hard to know if this is widespread or not. pic.twitter.com/G0OHj3DQHw— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) April 17, 2019
It seems like the reporter didn’t follow the user manual and took off a protective layer that shouldn’t be removed at all. Samsung released a statement regarding those issues and said –
“A limited number of early Galaxy Fold samples were provided to media for review. We have received a few reports regarding the main display on the samples provided. We will thoroughly inspect these units in person to determine the cause of the matter. Separately, a few reviewers reported having removed the top layer of the display causing damage to the screen. The main display on the Galaxy Fold features a top protective layer, which is part of the display structure designed to protect the screen from unintended scratches. Removing the protective layer or adding adhesives to the main display may cause damage. We will ensure this information is clearly delivered to our customers.”