Samsung has finally re-announced the Galaxy Fold in South Korea as expected and the foldable smartphone will be available from September 6 commercially. The company has also announced that following the launch in South Korea, the galaxy Fold will then start shipping in France, Germany, Singapore, UK, US and more regions.
The news comes through an official release from Samsung which stated that the company has been “refining the Galaxy Fold to ensure it delivers the best possible experience” and will now be available in Korea on September 6. The Galaxy Fold will be available in Cosmos Black and Space Silver colour options.
Samsung has also disclosed that there will now also be a 5G-ready option of the Galaxy Fold in select countries. The company has also announced a new Galaxy Fold Premier Service which will offer customers direct access to Samsung experts for support and guidance on the phone at any given time.
Speaking about the announcement, Samsung Electronics President DJ Koh said “The category-defining Galaxy Fold is a device that defies the barriers of traditional smartphone design. Now, we’re excited to release this pioneering mobile technology, and allow consumers to experience it for themselves. Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Galaxy Fold’s revolutionary form factor offers a bigger, more immersive screen without sacrificing portability. This is what we call innovation of new mobile experience in action”.
The rest of the specs and features of the Galaxy Fold remains the same. The phone has two screens – a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9) cover display on the front and a 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED tablet screen with 4.2:3 aspect ratio when the phone is unfolded. It’s powered by a 7nm Snapdragon 855 processor with 12GB RAM and 512GB of UFS3.0 storage.
There are two batteries on the inside of the two foldable slabs which amount to a total of 4,380mAh. The Galaxy Fold runs on Samsung’s One UI on top of Android 9 Pie with redesigned navigation buttons and features. It comes with app continuity which allows apps to take control of the display from where you left off. Users can also multitask with three windows on the screen instead of just two on a regular Android phone.
For imaging, there’s a triple camera module at the back of the phone which combos a 12MP lens with a variable aperture (with OIS), a 12MP telephoto lens (with OIS) and a 16MP ultra-wide-angle camera. A dual 10MP + depth sensor setup is present at the top of the tablet display while a single 10MP selfie camera is located on the cover display.
Besides that, Samsung is also reportedly working on the second generation Galaxy Fold. The upcoming foldable phone will come with the main display that measures 6.7 inches and will fold inward into a square form factor. The display on the inside is expected to have a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera and two more cameras will be placed on the outer cover.