Samsung Galaxy Fold
|Slogan||The Future Unfolds|
|First released||April 26, 2019|
|Related||Samsung Galaxy S10|
|Form factor||Folding slate|
|Operating system||Android 9.0 "Pie"|
|Memory||12 GB LPDDR4X|
|Storage||512 GB UFS 3.0|
|Battery||Total of 4380 mAh|
Samsung Galaxy Fold is an upcoming Android foldable smartphone developed by Samsung Electronics. Unveiled February 20, 2019, it will first be released in the United States on April 26, 2019, and in Europe on May 3, 2019.
Samsung unveiled a prototype of the Galaxy Fold and its "Infinity Flex Display" during its developers' conference in November 2018, demonstrating the adaptations to Samsung's Android distribution and newly-unveiled One UI software. Google stated that it would work with OEMs on supporting foldable devices on Android. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is an all-purpose, two-in-one device.
The Galaxy Fold contains two displays; its front cover contains a small, 4.6-inch display in the center designed for one-handed use, and the device can fold open to expose a 7.3-inch display. Samsung rated the fold mechanism as supporting up to 200,000 uses. The tablet screen contains a large notch in the top-right corner, and is coated with a custom multi-layer laminate in lieu of glass. Its power button contains a fingerprint reader. Samsung did not state which system-on-chip it uses in the Galaxy Fold, beyond that it is a "state-of-the-art" CPU with a 7 nanometer production process, contains 12 GB of RAM, and has 512 GB of non-expandable storage. The Galaxy Fold will be sold with a 5G variant.
The device contains two batteries split between the two halves, totaling a 4380 mAh capacity. The Galaxy Fold contains 6 cameras, using the same sensors equipped on the Galaxy S10+, including three rear-facing camera lenses (12-megapixel, 12-megapixel telephoto, and 16-megapixel ultra wide-angle), as well as a 10-megapixel front-facing camera on the cover, and a second 10-megapixel front-facing camera, accompanied by an RGB depth sensor, on the inside screen.
The Galaxy Fold will ship with Android 9.0 "Pie" and Samsung's One UI software; supported apps will be able to transition between phone and tablet-oriented layouts when the user opens up the display. The user can multitask with up to three different apps at once.
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