The Samsung Galaxy Fold has been launched in India. Sales were postponed due to the problem of breaking the global launching garden screen in February, but have now been launched in India after removing the defect.
Galaxy Fold in India is priced at RS. 1,64,999. This phone is launched in one variant. It has 512GB internal storage along with 12GB of RAM. The biggest feature of the phone is that its display can be folded. After unfolding, it can be used like a tablet. However after folding it looks like a small screened smartphone.
It will only be found in the black color variant. The smartphone also has a triple rear camera. Pre-booking for the Galaxy Fold will be from Friday, October 4th. When it goes on sale October 20. It can be pre-booked from Samsung e-Soap and company retail stores. Other features are the same as the old smartphone, except for the retractable display.
The smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie based One UI. The smartphone has an OctaCore processor. A triple rear camera has also been provided. One lens has 16 megapixels, the other 12 megapixels and the third lens is also 12 megapixels. It has a dual camera setup for selfie.
USB Type C is provided for connectivity in the Galaxy fold. It has 4G LTE, GPS and other standard features. This smartphone has an under-display fingerprint scanner. Its battery is 4380 mAh and also has wireless charging support.
Samsung Galaxy Fold specifications, features
Unlike traditional smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy Fold sports two displays -- with one flat screen featuring at the front and the second internal screen that sports a foldable design. The front display has a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED panel with an HD+ (840x1960 pixels) resolutions and 21:9 aspect ratio. On the other hand, the foldable display houses a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLED panel that has a QXGA+ (1536x2152 pixels) resolution with 4.2:3 aspect ratio.
The Galaxy Fold runs Android 9 Pie with a tweaked One UI skin on top that supports app continuity on the foldable display. It is also powered by an octa-core SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM. There is also 512GB of internal storage that isn't expandable using a microSD card.
In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy Fold has a triple rear camera setup, two cameras at the front, and a single selfie shooter on the cover.
The triple camera setup comprises a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an ultra-wide f/2.2 lens and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with Dual Pixel AF lens that supports OIS and variable f/1.5 to f/2.4 aperture. There is also a 12-megapixel telephoto tertiary sensor with PDAF, OIS, an f/2.4 lens that enables 2X optical zoom. The front-facing dual camera setup, on the other hand, includes 10-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens and an 8-megapixel secondary RGB depth sensor with an f/1.9 lens. The cover of the phone includes a 10-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 lens.
Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Fold include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The smartphone comes with stereo speakers that are equipped with Dolby Atmos surround sound technology. There is also an array of sensors that includes an accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, geomagnetic, gyroscope, in-display fingerprint, and proximity sensor.
The Galaxy Fold packs a dual battery that has a capacity of 4,380mAh and supports wired as well as wireless charging. There is also Wireless PowerShare feature to enable reverse charging. Besides, the phone measures 62.8x160.9x17.1 mm when folded and 117.9x160.9x7.6 mm when unfolded along with 276 grams of weight.