Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled Galaxy Fold, a new foldable device creating a new mobile category. Galaxy Fold features the 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display. Galaxy Fold allows users to multitask, watch videos, play games, and more.
“Today, Samsung is writing the next chapter in mobile innovation history by changing what’s possible in a smartphone. Galaxy Fold introduces a completely new category that unlocks new capabilities never seen before with our Infinity Flex Display,” said DJ Koh, president and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, in the press materials following the launch. “We created Galaxy Fold for those that want to experience what a premium foldable device can do, beyond the limitations of a traditional smartphone.”
New Display Materials: The internal screen folds. Samsung invented a new polymer layer and created a display around 50 percent thinner than the typical smartphone display. The new material makes Galaxy Fold flexible and tough, built to last.
New Hinging Mechanism: Galaxy Fold opens like a book and closes flat and compact. To achieve this, Samsung engineered a sophisticated hinge with multiple interlocking gears. This system is housed in a hidden enclosure.
New Design Elements: The fingerprint scanner is found on the side where the thumb naturally rests, so the device unlocks easily. Two batteries and the components are evenly distributed. Colors with unique finishing — Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green, and Astro Blue — and the engraved hinge with Samsung logo.
The unique UX built just for Galaxy Fold, provides new ways to get the most out of your smartphone:
Multi-Active Window: Galaxy Fold is designed for the ultimate multitasker. Users can open up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display so you can surf, text, work, watch and share.
App Continuity: Make intuitive, seamless transitions between the cover and the main displays. As Galaxy Fold opens and closes, apps will automatically show up where users left off.
Samsung said it worked with Google and the Android developer community to ensure that apps and services were available for the Galaxy Fold’s unique experience.
To ensure everything runs smoothly, even when running three apps simultaneously, Samsung equipped Galaxy Fold with a high-powered, next-generation AP chipset and 12GB of RAM with PC-like performance. The dual battery system was specifically engineered to keep up with its users. Galaxy Fold is also capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare, while connected to a regular charger so you can leave your second charger at home.
Ultimate Multimedia Experience: Galaxy Fold has immersive visuals on the Dynamic AMOLED display and crisp, clear sound by AKG with the stereo speakers.
Versatile Camera: With six lenses — three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover — the Galaxy Fold camera system has flexibility built in. Galaxy Fold introduces a new level of multitasking, allowing users to use other apps during a video call.