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Samsung Foldable Phone, Galaxy S10, Earbuds Launched In The Unpacked Event

The Infinity Flex Display will make the folding of Samsung Fold’s possible.

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When Samsung launched the Samsung Edge display, no one has thought that Samsung's phone display can become cooler than this. Samsung proved all of them wrong with the launch of its first foldable smartphone.

The South Korean smartphone manufacturer today launched its foldable phone on its tenth anniversary at the Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco. Other offerings of the event were Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Plus, Galaxy S10e, and Samsung Earbuds.

Just before the launch event, Samsung said “It’s a very big deal” with further adding that it will “lead the mobile industry into a new era,” and that producing it required a “total reconfiguration of the smartphone from inside out.”

Samsung Galaxy Fold Full Specifications

  • Display: 7.3 inches Infinity Flex inside the fold and 4.6 inches on the front
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • CPU: Octa-core
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855
  • Camera: Primary - Triple camera setup - 12 MP+12 MP+16 MP
                   Secondary - Dual camera setup - 10 MP+8 MP
  • Storage: 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage, 1TB of expandable storage
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4380 mAh

Samsung Galaxy Fold Design

Infinity Flex Display is playing the primary role in making Samsung Galaxy Fold display achievable. According to Samsung’s senior vice president Hark-sang Kim, “it has taken seven years to develop, of visual research and development, “

This smartphone will carry two displays:

  • 4.6-inch one on the front.
  • 7.3-inch display inside the fold.

Samsung Galaxy Fold is designed to fold and repeatedly unfold without degrading the displaying quality. The company has also used new material to change the anatomy of the Fold’s display.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Design

Three apps can run at once on the Samsung foldable phone, and with the help of an app continuity system, Samsung Galaxy Fold can adjust these apps when you move between tablet and phone modes. Popular apps like WhatsApp, Youtube, and Microsoft Office are specially optimized for the display of the foldable phone, and by working with Google, Samsung ensures that its display fully supports Android 9 pie version as well.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Camera

Stunningly, Samsung Galaxy Fold will come packed with six cameras.

  • 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera
  • 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras at the rear
  • 10-megapixel cover camera for selfies.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Processor And Battery

To keep the smartphone smasher going, Samsung has packed 7nm 64-bit octa-core processor, coupled with Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855.

  • It will run on 7nm chips on which Samsung have invested billions on its research.
  • In South Korea, the processor will be powered by an Exynos 9820.
  • For the International Variant, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 will be used.

Large screens like Samsung folding smartphone requires monstrous power backup, and to keep it going, Samsung Galaxy Fold is offered with two batteries in the device, distributing 4,380 mAh on both sides.

  • Each battery has a capacity of 2,190mAh.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Release Date

The foldable smartphone is officially released, and as per the company’s statement, the device will be made available from 26th April onwards. Samsung has not started accepting pre-orders, as it might collaborate with some e-commerce platform for taking bulk order.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Price

Following are the Samsung Galaxy Fold’s price variations:

  • For 512 GB storage and 12GB of RAM variant, Samsung Galaxy Fold will cost  $1,980.
  • For the LTE model and 5G variant, the price will be higher than the primary Galaxy fold.

Samsung’s Foldable Phone Competitors

Here are two smartphones that will compete samsung foldable phone on the global arena:

  • The Royole FlexPai - The world’s first foldable smartphone.
  • ZTE’s Axon M

Recent speculation signaled that even Huawei and LG are working together for the flexible display of the phone and soon there will be more Samsung Fold’s rival in the market.

Samsung Earbuds

The newly launched earbuds by Samsung are an added gem to the series of gadgets launched in the tenth anniversary of Samsung at the Galaxy Unpacked event. Samsung Earbuds will directly compete with Apple’s Airpod, and it will be interesting to see how will it perform in the longer run.

Samsung Earbuds

  • Samsung Earbud cost - $129.99.
  • As a pre-order gift for Galaxy S10 buyers, Samsung is offering the new Galaxy Buds.
  • Samsung’s Earbuds will come in various colors, but yellow is reported to be the most popular among the buyers.
  • It is easy to charge earbuds via Samsung S10’s PowerShare, which can wirelessly charge other devices as well.

Samsung Galaxy S10 And S10 Plus

The other smartphone announced in the event were Samsung Galaxy S10 And S10 Plus. Galaxy S10 is packed with 6.1-inch QHD and Dynamic AMOLED curved screen, which gives it a dynamic look. Other than this, there is a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens, a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens and a 12MP lens that can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 apertures.

To make it unique, Samsung has sued the first ultrasonic fingerprint scanner in the Galaxy S10. Under the hood, there is Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855, 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB of storage, with a 3,400mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S10 And S10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is the elder sibling of S10 and has a curved 6.4-inch QHD+ AMOLED screen. In the front, there is an 8MP snapper with the 10MP camera. The batter of the Samsung Galaxy S10 is also enhanced to 4,100mAh, that will support up to 12GB of RAM and 1TB of storage.

Samsung Galaxy S10 price is fixed at $899 / £799 (around AU$1,450) and for the Galaxy S10 Plus, the price is $999 / £899 (roughly AU$1,640).

Eric Jones
Written By Eric Jones

Eric Jones is a senior tech blogger at MobileAppDaily and he is a gadget lover and follows every advancement and tweak in the mobile app industry. He is enthusiastic about the gaming and social media apps and possesses almost 7 years of experience as a tech blog contributor. Eric also doesn't like to share his cheese burst pizza with anyone at all.

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