Samsung Galaxy Fold – Samsung’s First Foldable Phone

Samsung Galaxy Fold - Samsung's First Foldable Phone

Foldable Phones? Bring it on!

In Startup Ark we are all about innovation, creativity, and out-of-the box thinking. That’s why in our articles we want to feature new cool companies, as well as any new product developments, and prototypes of already established innovative companies.  This week we will be discussing Samsung’s Galaxy Fold – Samsung’s first (but certainly not last) foldable phone model.

In General

With the Galaxy Fold you get a powerful smartphone and a revolutionary tablet all in a single premium package. When it’s folded it has a 4.6 inch display. When the device opens up, your world does too; with a massive 7.3 inch Infinity Flex display that transforms the Fold into a tablet. As stated at “Samsung’s Galaxy S10 & Galaxy Fold Event”, one of the biggest challenges was building the backbone of the device. Something that could hold strong even after hundreds of thousands of folds and unfolds. So they invented a sophisticated hinge system that allows the user to open and close the Galaxy Fold smoothly and naturally. And the beauty of it is you don’t even see it. The hinge’s multiple interlocking gears are hidden, giving the device a seamless elegant look.

Color

Samsung gives you 4 “Galactic colors” to choose from. Cosmos Black, Space Silver, Martian Green, or Astro Blue. Depending on the color you choose you can make it your own by personalizing the hinge color too.

Function

With two different screens it is perfect for any situation. When closed it fits right in the palm of your hand. You can send a message to a friend or make a call with one hand while you are on the go. With immersive visuals and sound by AKG your favorite movies come to life in vivid color and rich audio. The interior screen is so large that it powers a truly next generation experience – one never before seen on a smartphone: Three app Multitasking. You can watch a YouTube video of Hawaii, text your friend about it, and browse travel options, all at the same time. Each screen works perfectly on its own. But the fold is more than two separate screens. It is a unified device. These displays work together to give you a singular seamless multiscreen experience. And the key to making this possible is called app continuity. What that means is that you can switch between the screens without missing a bit. So when you stumble across an interesting Facebook post on the front display, you can simply unfold your phone to see all the details on the bigger screen.

Geeky Stuff

The fold has a state of the art 7 nanometer processor and 12GB RAM – making it one of the most powerful smartphones on the market.

There is 512 gigs of onboard memory, and for the first time on a mobile device, support for universal flash storage 3.0. This means you’ll be able to read data twice as fast as most other smartphones, making it incredibly responsive.

Battery and Camera

Their engineers have developed special technology to combine energy from two batteries into a single power source. Now that is a whole lot of power. And the camera is just as flexible as the rest of the device. In fact, it’s actually a system of 6 cameras. 3 on the back, 2 on the inside, and 1 on the front. The Phone will always be ready to capture the moment, no matter which way you hold it, or you fold it. The Fold comes in both an LTE and a 5g version starting from $1980 depending on the region and carrier

The Galaxy Fold was initially available on April 26th in the US and May 3rd in most of Europe. 

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