Samsung Galaxy Fold
A foldable smartphone! Of course it’s not a word that you have heard a lot because it has just arrived. Despite the ongoing improvement on the market of smartphones, introducing a foldable smartphone is an entirely new kind of smartphones rather than just an improvement. It could change the future of smartphones.
Samsung is one of the leaders of this new innovation, it launched the Samsung Galaxy Fold as one of the first folding smartphones that are introduced to the market. When you compare it to other smartphones, you feel as if they look like an ancient history. So, let’s give a closer look at this device and see what it can provide us with.
Talking about the design of Samsung galaxy fold as a design of a new smartphone is unfair, it should be considered a design of a new separate series of devices even if it operates like smartphones. When you open it, it works as a tablet. When you fold it, it works as a smartphone. So, you have two display sizes on just a single device. When it is folded, a 4.6 inch cover screen could be used easily with one hand. This display could be used for texting, making calls or surfing social media.While when it is folded you will be able to use its 7.3 inch main screen for better view. This display could be used for watching videos or playing games.
But how does a device like Samsung Galaxy Fold afford regular opening and folding? That’s due to its powerful hinge mechanism. Samsung said that according to this mechanism the device will be opened and closed easily like a book. In order to have the seamless and elegant look of Galaxy Fold, Samsung has housed the hinge mechanism in hidden enclosure. According to tests, the device was opened and closed 200,000 times before being released to the market. So, if you are expected to open and close it 100 times a day, the device is expects to last for about 5 years with you.
Specifications are the most important factor that help new smartphones to outstand other competitors in the market. But in the case of Samsung Galaxy Fold, its unique form that provides users with an overall new experience could be enough for the device to stand out. However, Samsung made sure that Samsung Galaxy Fold is also supported by latest specifications. These specs include a powerful 7nm 64-bit octa-core processor, a 4,380 mAh battery for the LTE model and a 4,235 mAh battery for the 5G model, a 12 GB Ram, and a 512 GB of internal storage.Furthermore, the device is also supported with other helpful specs like fast Qi wireless charging, capacitive fingerprint sensor, and face recognition.
Features of Samsung Galaxy Fold are too many, some of them are for the overall device while some others are different depending on either you use it as a smartphone or as a tablet. Regarding display, the main display of the 7.3-inch screen is a QXGA+ dynamic AMOLED display with 2152x1536 dimensions while the cover display of the 4.6 screen is an HD+ super AMOLED display with 720x1680 dimensions. The weight of the device is 276 g which is not too much weight if compared to the design of the device.
Regarding network and connectivity, there are two models of this device, the LTE model and the 5G model in addition to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connection. The 512 GB of internal storage are enough as the overall storage capability of the device without a micro SD card for external storage.
For a foldable device that is used as a smartphone and a tablet, you wouldn’t be more amazed to know that it is supported with 6 different cameras, one of them on the cover, 2 of them inside, and a triple cameras on the back.
Cover camera: The cover camera is a 10 MP Selfie camera with F2.2 aperture
Front cameras: after opening the device, you will find two front cameras, one of them is the same as the cover camera which is a 10 MP Selfie camera with F2.2 aperture, the second one is a 8 MP RGB depth camera with F1.9 aperture.
Rear cameras: Rear cameras are three, they could be used when the device is folded or opened. The main camera is a 16 MP Ultra wide camera with F2.2 aperture, the second one is a 12 MP wide-angle camera with dual aperture F1.5 and F2.4, and the third camera is a 12 MP Telephoto camera with F2.4 aperture.
You can use these cameras for a wide range of modes including a normal photo or video, panorama, live focus with bokeh effect, super slow mode, slow motion, hyperlapse, and pro mode. Regarding video, you will be able to record a 4K UHD video with 3840x2160 dimensions which is great for photographers and for those who wants to record their rare memories at the highest possible quality.
Samsung Galaxy Fold is the first foldable device to be introduced to the market. With its bleeding-edge technology and new form of smartphone devices, the Galaxy Fold is now sold for £1,250. This could break your budget but this is how new innovations are sold. If you want to have the experience of the bleeding edge technology, you may accept to sacrifice those £1,250 to get the Galaxy Fold which will be like buying two devices in one.
It’s also important to know that Samsung Galaxy Fold is not the only foldable device available in the market, there are some few companies that managed to get in the competition. Motorola RAZR and Huawei Mate X are another competitors to consider in the market of foldable smartphones. But the great competition is expected to be between Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X because the Mate X provides some competitive advantages that is perceived to be better than those of the Galaxy Fold such as its larger size after being opened and higher screen resolution.