Samsung UK said on Monday that its flagship Galaxy Fold smartphone will hit the UK market on April 26. The foldable handset will be available directly from Samsung online and retail stores as well as from EE.

The main feature of the Galaxy Fold smartphone is its dual-screen form-factor: the device has a 4.6-inch cover display and a foldable 7.3-inch main screen. Besides the foldable AMOLED display, Samsung had to develop a durable mechanical hinge that the company claims will survive for years. The handset is based on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 SoC that is accompanied by 12 GB of LPDDR4X RAM as well as 512 GB of UFS 3.0 NAND flash storage.

Besides the two screens, the Galaxy Fold smartphone also has two batteries with a total capacity of 4,380 mAh. Meanwhile, just like the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy Fold has premium imaging capabilities. The main camera comprises of a three-stack 12 MP RGB sensor with adjustable aperture, a 16 MP wide angle module, and a 12 MP telephoto module. Besides, the phone has a 10 MP selfie camera.

Samsung Galaxy Fold
  Galaxy Fold
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 
1x Kryo 485 (CA76) @ 2.84GHz
3x Kryo 485 (CA76) @ 2.42GHz
4x Kryo 485 (CA55) @ 1.80GHz

Adreno 640
Display Main Display:
7.3" 2048 x 1536 Foldable Dynamic AMOLED (4.2:3)

Cover display:
4.6" 1680 x 720 Super AMOLED (21:9)
Dimensions (Thick)
RAM 12GB LPDDR4X
NAND 512GB UFS3.0
Battery 4380mAh  (16.86Wh)
Front Camera Cover Camera:
10MP f/2.2 "Selfie camera"

Front camera:
10MP f/1.9 4K video recording

Front camera:
8MP, f/2.2
Dual Pixel PDAF
"Live focus"
Primary Rear Camera 77° Regular Angle
12MP 1.4µm Dual Pixel PDAF

Tri-stack CMOS Sensor (Embedded DRAM),
4K60, 1080p240, 720p960 high-speed recording

Adjustable aperture f/1.5 or f/2.4
OIS, auto HDR, LED flash
Secondary Rear Camera 123° Wide Angle
16MP 1.0µm f/2.2
Tertiary Rear Camera 45° / Telephoto lens 2x zoom
12MP 1.0µm f/2.4,
OIS
SIM Size (Maybe?)
Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n/ac 2x2 MU-MIMO, BT 5.0 LE,
NFC, GPS/Glonass/Galileo/BDS
Connectivity USB Type-C
Features (It Folds)
Launch OS Android 9.0
Launch Price $1980 / 2000€

The Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available from Samsung at a recommended price of £1,799. EE will announce its price separately. The handset will be bundled with the Galaxy Buds and a protective Kevlar case. In the US, the smartphone will cost $1,980.

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  • Death666Angel - Monday, March 25, 2019 - link

    And two motor cycles equal a car in your mind? Being a foldable phone with two screens separated by a bezel is not the same thing as being a foldable phone with a 4.6" front screen and a 7.3" backscreen which are both unbroken over their whole area. Reply
  • Sushisamurai - Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - link

    dude that's hilarious (two motor cycles = car). cellphones existed in 1989, and i would say were not quite the niche you put it as. I remember my first car had a built in cellphone (mind you, it was a benz). I would still say when clamshell and flip phones first started coming out, they were significantly more than the traditional brick-like cellphones we had. Even when touch screen phones came out like the Motorola Ming and Sony versions, those were almost double a traditional cellphone's cost (i know cause i bought them!). This new foldable phone is just like the others, a flagship halo product with many knock-offs to reduce the price soon to come. Reply
  • Opencg - Monday, March 25, 2019 - link

    dimensions: (thicc) Reply
  • Sttm - Monday, March 25, 2019 - link

    That notch is just so stupid. Take your selfies from the smaller front display! Reply
  • WPX00 - Monday, March 25, 2019 - link

    video calls bruh. Reply
  • Cullinaire - Monday, March 25, 2019 - link

    Can't wait for the iFixit analysis. Reply
  • JohnZim - Monday, March 25, 2019 - link

    10/10 - easily repaired. Just heat up a little glue, stick 5 picks under the glass to lift the screen, undo 15 microscopic connectors with a spudger, undo 117 nano screws from the proprietary hinge mechanism, and voila! You can buy a new Galaxy Fold because you broke yours. Reply
  • Cullinaire - Monday, March 25, 2019 - link

    You got it - and for the creased screen, nothing a little ironing action can't fix. Reply
  • Tams80 - Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - link

    "proprietary hinge mechanism" never knew there was a standard. Reply
  • nathanddrews - Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - link

    Are those battery figures right? 4380mAh for 3X the normal number of OLEDs? Granted, you probably switch between having just one on or the double-wide on at a time, but that's still a lot of draw, I think. I was expecting something closer to double the S10 or S10e, so more like over 6,000mAh. If you're going to have a bulky phone it may as well be heavy with battery, right?

    I got the 10e at launch (it's great) and for my use case, the 3100mAh battery lasts from 5AM to 10PM with ~60% left. Half the day is on WiFi, half on LTE, mostly texting, some emails, mild web browsing, and lots of YouTube/podcasts. I would imagine someone like me could probably get away with using the Fold all day, but probably not the intended power users using that double-wide screen all day. I'm prepared to be wrong, though.
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