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Samsung Galaxy Fold is a powerful smartphone that unfolds into a tablet

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 20 Feb 2019 2:24 User comments (2)

Samsung Galaxy Fold is a powerful smartphone that unfolds into a tablet Samsung has unveiled its new Samsung Galaxy Fold, a powerful smartphone that unfolds into a tablet.
Rumors and leaks had confirmed that Samsung show off its foldable smartphone at the Galaxy UNPACKED 2019 conference in San Francisco, and the South Korean firm didn't disappoint. The Galaxy Fold resembles a normal smartphone in your hand but unfolds into a powerful tablet. It unfolds smoothly and naturally, like a book.

Folded, you can work on a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9) display, but unfolded it sports a large 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED (4.2:3) display. It supports three-app multitasking and app continuity ensures that your experience on the smaller screen switches seamlessly to the larger display

The device features an impressive six cameras; three on the back (16 MP Ultra Wide Camera F2.2, 12 MP Wide-angle Camera, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.5/F2.4, and 12MP Telephoto Camera, PDAF, OIS, F2.4), two front dual cameras (10 MP Selfie Camera, F2.2 and 8MP RGB Depth Camera, F1.9), and cover camera (10 MP Selfie Camera, F2.2).

Under the hood is a powerful 7nm Snapdragon 855 processor (in the United States), or Exynos 9820 (outside the U.S.) and 12GB of RAM. Internal storage runs to 512GB. Two batteries combine to provide one 4,380 mAh equivalent source.

It runs Android 9 Pie.

It is available in LTE and 5G versions starting at a whopping $1,980, it is available in Cosmos Black, Space Silver, Martian Green or Astro Blue.

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120.2.2019 19:50

Impressive tech, but NO WAY am I paying ca. $2K on a smart phone OR tablet. I'd rather get a normal phone and an MS Surface Pro 4 for about the same amount of money, FFS.

221.2.2019 00:52

Not sure what to make of this. Fitting a Snapdragon 855, 12GB RAM, and 512GB storage and a 7.5" screen into a small foldable phone form-factor is really impressive, and I can see why that costs $2k.

But what's the point?

I don't see what use case this has. Way more power than I could use for smartphone, and not quite a convenient form factor for a laptop even if you add a portable keyboard.

I think the technology is very interesting, but I'm not sure what to do with it. Which means I won't be paying $2k anytime soon.

We keep hearing rumors that Microsoft is making a similar device called Andromeda; hopefully, they (or someone) comes up with a purpose for these devices.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Feb 2019 @ 12:52

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