Samsung has officially announced its much-anticipated foldable phone, called “Galaxy Fold.”
The device features two screens that unfold to a tablet-sized slate. “We are giving you a device that doesn’t just define a new category, it defies categories,” said Samsung senior vice president of product marketing Justin Denison.
The phone comes packed with a 4.6-inch display which unfolds to a 7.3-inch screen. It comes with 12GB of RAM, 512GB of on-board storage, and a mouth-watering six cameras.
The phone is capable of running up to three apps at the same time, and Samsung worked with a number of app developers, including WhatsApp and YouTube, to optimize app experiences for the new screen size — something that Samsung calls “app continuity.” On stage, the company demonstrated the use of the YouTube app, WhatsApp, and a web browser on the same screen.
The fold will be available in four different colours. It will ship in LTE and 5G versions, and sell for $1,980 and up, depending on configuration, alongside a Qualcomm 7nm octa-core processor 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.