Ten years after Samsung released the Galaxy phone, it is launching its latest product, the Galaxy Fold.
The fold which will be launch in the US on the 26th April for an eye watering $1,980 (Roughly £1515) and released into Europe a week later is a phone that can open up with a tablet sized screen.
The 7.3inch Infinity flex display means that its users can have a tablet instantly when opening their phone up. The phone comes with a good size storage of 512GB and 12GB of RAM.
Samsung has even built two batteries for its Galaxy Fold, that are separated by the fold but combined in the Android operating system to represent a total of 4,380 mAh.
Samsung has built a sturdy backbone to the device, with a hinge system that has multiple interlocking gears. All of these gears are hidden at the rear of the device, and allow the Galaxy Fold to transform from tablet to phone modes. At the rear of the device there’s also a triple-camera system that will be used for both tablet and phone modes. There’s a 16-megapixel ultra-wide camera, alongside 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras at the rear, and a 10-megapixel cover camera for selfies.
Samsung is allowing the Galaxy Fold to run three apps at once on this Android device, and it’s using an app continuity system to adjust these apps when you move between tablet and phone modes. Apps like WhatsApp, Microsoft Office, and YouTube have all been optimized for the new display and modes, and Samsung has been working with Google to ensure Android 9 Pie fully supports this display.