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Samsung unveils folding smartphone the Galaxy Fold for £1,800

Manny Pham
February 21, 2019

The Fold will retail at £1,800 in May featuring in black, silver, green and blue

Samsung has showcased its folding smartphone the Galaxy Fold alongside the S10 range which includes a 5G iteration.

The Fold will be available to buy in May for £1,800 in black, silver, green and blue. Customers can select the hinge colour.

The large-screen 7.6-inch device can be folded down the middle to turn into a portable 4.6-inches. In fullscreen mode three apps can be used at the same time.

Demonstrators showcased YouTube, text messaging and an internet browser being ran simultaneously.

Samsung says the folding technology was made possible by implanting two batteries into the Fold. The batteries combine to output 4,380mAh of power.

Samsung has been trialing foldable technology since 2011 when it first created a prototype with ‘flexi-display’.

Under the hood is a 512GB memory, 12GB of RAM with the new de facto flagship Android processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855. Samsung claims the Fold is one of the “most powerful smartphones on the market”.

On the right hand side of the Fold is a fingerprint sensor where the thumb rests naturally. The embedded speakers were crafted by audio specialist manufacturer AKG.

There are six cameras: three on the rear: 16MP (ultra-wide), 12MP (wide-angle), and 12MP (telephoto). The triple cameras support optical image stabilisation, dual pixel auto-focus, and optical zoom.

The front-facing camera feature a dual-camera system running with 10MP and 8MP (RGB). Lastly the cover camera, in-use when folded, also runs at 10MP.

Other features include; Android 9 (Pie), USB type-C port, no headphone jack, Bluetooth 5.0, 18W fast charging.

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