Samsung releases the first primary foldable phone. The Galaxy Fold has arguably been the most exciting smartphone of 2019 despite its recall and subsequent five-month delay due to reliability issues.
Currently, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Fold in Korea and some parts of Europe where the device is available since September 6. It should release in the United States in the coming weeks, according to the reports.
Samsung faced reliability issues in April 2009 and took back its device to improve its durability. It has since then released new looks for the phone, which are making consumers impatient for the US launch. Reports suggest that it could potentially be priced at 1980 dollars or 1800 pounds.
Samsung released the Galaxy Fold on September 6 in Korea. Then on September 18, the Galaxy Fold was brought to France, Germany, Singapore, and the UK. There’s no work on a specific US release date yet.
The screen folding in on itself provides protection, much like a laptop. The challenge of making a foldable phone hasn’t been easy for the company, who spent ten years in crafting the perfect piece of foldable cellular technology.
There are two speakers- on the top edge of the phone that provides stereo sound tuned by AKG and boasts of Dolby Atmos support. These sounds are rich and loud.
Initially, the Samsung Galaxy Fold would have been available in Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green, and Astro Blue, but it seems the blue and green options have been dropped.
The leading trio is found on the rear of the device, with a 12 MP primary sensor joined by a 12MP telephoto lens, and a 16MP ultra-wide angle lens.
Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is an exciting entrant into the smartphone market, breaking the static rectangle mold that we have become accustomed to. It’s expensive, as is the first generation of any new technology.