Earlier this year, Samsung has announced its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. Samsung Galaxy Fold is now all set to go on sale from September in selected countries. As we know, Samsung postponed its official launch due to its screen problems.
Today Samsung has said that it had made improvements to the $2,000 Galaxy Fold phone and was conducting final tests. The phone is now ready to go on sale, starting from next month. Many reviewers are reporting the issue with the display. It will likely be very understanding and send out replacement units as quickly as possible, but the situation is not great. In response, it says that it is delaying the launch of the Galaxy Fold. It is expected to release the Galaxy Fold in the first half of 2019.
Samsung Galaxy Fold is all set for September launch
Some major changes include strengthening hinges, which were reported by many reviewers.
“Consumer confidence in Galaxy Fold has significantly deteriorated. If Samsung manages to sell 300,000 devices this year, that can be a decent performance given the delay,” – said Kim Young-woo, an analyst at SK Securities.
Samsung said that its target is to sell at least 1 million Fold handsets in the first year. Not only Samsung but this year Huawei Technologies Co Ltd has also announced their foldable smartphone. Four months after the company delayed the retail launch, finally Samsung says that all the problems that led to a lengthy delay of its $1,980 foldable hybrid smartphone are fixed and it will release on September 17.
The front layer is made of Infinity Flex Display. It also has additional reinforcements that will protect Galaxy Fold display from external particles. The top and bottom of the hinge area are now covered with newly added protection caps. The space between the hinge and body has been reduced for more protection and display.
It is far better to remember that the very first generation Samsung Galaxy Fold has yet to be available on the market, due to many technical defects which were found in the display and hinges of the gadget.
The Galaxy Fold Smartphone will be powered by the same Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Processor, paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. But there will be no external sd card slot. The fold will come with a powerful 4380 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy Fold Features
- Operating System – Android v9.0 (Pie)
- Display – 7.3 inches (18.54 cm) Infinity Flex Display
- Performance – Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octa-core Processor
- GPU – Adreno 640
- RAM – 12GB
- Internal storage – 512 GB, Non-Expandable Memory
- Camera – 12 + 12 + 16 MP Triple Camera + 10 + 8 MP Dual front camera
- Battery – 4380 mAh battery
- Connectivity – Single SIM, Wireless Charging,Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Sensor – Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
Price and Availability
Given the high price, the Galaxy Fold is undoubtedly a niche device. The Galaxy Fold will be more expensive than a lot of notebook computers in the marketplace. The price for Galaxy Fold will remain the same, which is $1,980.
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