The Samsung Galaxy Fold has just been officially announced! Coming soon!

After years of leaks and speculation, teasing and postponing, Samsung has finally announced the Galaxy Fold! The company's first foldable smartphone.

We first saw the Fold in November, although the lights were dimmed and the device was hidden in a prototype box. Well, no more. Now, we got to see the Galaxy Fold in all of its beauty!

Design and display

As the name suggests... it's a foldable phone. On the outside shell, there's a 4.6-inch display with a resolution of 840 x 1960 (21:9 aspect ratio), making for a rather compact (albeit thick) device to easily use with one hand. Should you require more real estate to display your content, open it up like a small booklet and voila — you get a 7.3-inch, 1536 x 2152 (4.2:3 aspect ratio) display on the inside. Samsung achieved this by developing a new polymer, which allows the inner display to be 50% thinner than any screen we've seen thus far. In its raw form, it's not just a screen panel that bends down the middle, it is a truly foldable display.

The phone's hinge has been specifically designed to withstand thousands of folds and unfolds without breaking in. The hinge is made of multiple gears and is a beautiful piece of tech, which Samsung promises will close with a satisfying click. We will not get to see it in our day-to-day use since it's concealed within the phone's body, though.

The fingerprint scanner is placed on the right frame of the device. No in-screen sensors here, the scanner is a more traditional ordeal, much like the placement on the Galaxy S10e or even older Sony Xperia phones.

The Galaxy Fold will launch in four different colors — Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green, and Astro Blue. Don't like the paintjobs off the shelf? Samsung will give you the option to customize the Galaxy Fold in a combination of pre-set color and side accents to your liking.

Hardware and camera

The Galaxy Fold is powered by a cutting-edge 7 nm processor and comes out of the gate with 512 GB of storage and a whopping 12 GB of RAM. Basically, it's specced out like a top-of-the-line Galaxy S10+.

There are actually two batteries inside the phone's two shells. However, Samsung made sure that the Android operating system on board will view and treat them as a single cell. The total capacity is 4,380 mAh, which should make for quite the battery life! The handset is also capable of giving off charge via wireless PowerShare. You can even plug the Galaxy Fold in to charge it and place another device on top of it for quick dual charging action.

It has a total of six cameras on board, combining anything and everything that Samsung has in its sleeve. On the back, there is a triple module with a standard 12 MP camera with a variable aperture (F1.5 - F2.4), a 12 MP telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom and an F2.4 aperture, and a 16 MP ultra-wide-angle camera. The former two have optical image stabilization to assist for bumpy videos or pictures in less-than-favorable lighting conditions. On the inside, there is a dual selfie camera — a 10 MP, F2.2 main snapper and a depth camera for selfie portraits. When the device is folded, you only have another 10 MP selfie camera with an F2.2 aperture.

User interface

We are already well acquainted with Samsung's One UI — the company's new interface, which brings a uniform look to all of its (recent) Galaxy phones. The Galaxy Fold has a couple of features that are unique to it, making use of the foldable tech.

For one, it has app continuity, which will allow apps to pick up on one display where you left off on the other. For example, you look up a location on Google Maps with the phone folded, then unfold it to check out a bigger picture. Boom — as soon as the phone opens up, you get Maps right where you left off on the small screen.

Another neat feature is the ability to have a total of three apps on that big screen. A main app on the whole display and up to two apps in small windows on the right side, kind of like the iPad's Slideover feature

Price and release date

The Galaxy Fold will be available for purchase on the 26th of April, this year! "How much?", we hear you asking. Well... an arm and a leg. Uh, we mean — $1,980. Yep, the cutting edge of technology does cost a pretty penny!

In the US, the phone will be available on AT&T and T-Mobile. Right now, we have no information on why Verizon and Sprint customers will be missing out, and we wager that it wouldn't work on their networks even if you buy it unlocked. We'll share more as we find out!



1. karas

Posts: 85; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

That's F***ing expensive and F***ing cool

15. Mreveryphone

Posts: 1817; Member since: Apr 22, 2014

Yes it is! Buying day one!

16. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

Peaceboy: "I guess now we da iMembers of iTrolling iBrotherhood are too poor to afford this beast... I shouldn't have called all Android users poor citizens.... We now all need to get a job... Can't steal daddy's cc forever.... "

51. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2347; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Did anyone else notice it is missing the headphone jack? Could be a sign of things to change.

57. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

The phone is not thick enough to take the headphone jack, so how was Samsung going to add it

2. slvnofrr

Posts: 18; Member since: Aug 27, 2015

OMG to the phone and price too

3. midan

Posts: 2803; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Samsung who publicly mocked notch now have by far biggest notch in the market :D

10. JCASS889

Posts: 521; Member since: May 18, 2018

still miles more advanced that the iphone, like ive you are on every samsung article posting negative comments.

12. PopeFrancis

Posts: 110; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

He feels very insecure today

20. JCASS889

Posts: 521; Member since: May 18, 2018

i mean the fold is clearly one of the most advanced mobile devices to be released yet, and here is midan commenting on the notch? come on. really pathetic.

44. htcisthebest

Posts: 436; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

You should get out here troll.

4. ahmadkun

Posts: 583; Member since: May 02, 2016

I neeeeeed this but i don't have that money uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

5. Ikechukwu

Posts: 249; Member since: Oct 03, 2011

What a wonderful phone, that price.... WHEW. But I'll wait for reviews.... I'm not beta testing that expensive phone lol Let me see what the S10 Plus can do

63. thxultra

Posts: 451; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I agree, how will battery life be. What apps will support continuity? How is it to hold? I'm hoping stores have a demo unit before preorders go live. I would at least like to try one before dropping that kind of cash.

6. ahmadkun

Posts: 583; Member since: May 02, 2016

Omg .. I feel my phone is tooo outdated

7. JRPG_Guy

Posts: 142; Member since: Jan 13, 2019

Lose the notch and nearly $2000 price tag and you got a nice phone

8. AbhiD

Posts: 786; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Phone is top notch, as is the price and that notch inside :D But Samsung has just laid foundation to the next wave of smartphone revolution. Smartphone+Tablet combined 2 in 1. If one sees it this way, it's not expensive actually.

43. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

I hope Its supports spen and you ll have 3 devices at one

58. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

It’s cheap if you look at apple iPhone X max config

9. Vogue1985

Posts: 453; Member since: Jan 24, 2017

Am loving the F. With those specs I think the price is on point, it tops the S10. Now what will happen with the Note 10 because the F has features the Note doesn't have, it just lacks a pen.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4179; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Looks good except for the lazy notch. I'm not going to be a first gen guinea pig but the end result is impressive.

13. Whitedot

Posts: 800; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

Wooo wooo price of the super laptop! World gone mad. Nonsense.

14. OneLove123

Posts: 1034; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I’m getting one

17. JayBEE

Posts: 180; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

It's too bad the F doesn't have a pen or did I miss something?

18. paul.k

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

It doesn't :( Good point, tho

19. htcisthebest

Posts: 436; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

$1920 is a bargain for such an innovative masterpiece! I can't afford it but I will buy one immediately if I can afford it.

21. lyndon420

Posts: 6774; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

And it has a headphone jack?? Geez...aside from the initial price I'm impressed with what Samsung has done with this beast.

22. midan

Posts: 2803; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"The Galaxy Fold features a USB-C port at the bottom of the right-hand side of the display, There is no headphone jack, and the fingerprint sensor is on the side of the device."

33. lyndon420

Posts: 6774; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

But... but... Scroll down to mentions a 3.5mm jack. Unless that's a PA typo?! This thing has awesome written all over it!!

61. midan

Posts: 2803; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"After repeatedly mocking Apple for ditching the iPhone headphone jack, Samsung is doing exactly the same thing"

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