After 3 years of rumors and speculation, the folding Samsung Galaxy is a reality. Its official name is Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company announced it during its Unpacked event with the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 +, Galaxy S10e and Galaxy S10 5G. It is a terminal with two screens that folds inwards. When the terminal is folded, the user can interact with a secondary screen of 4.6 inches. When opened, the Samsung Galaxy Fold is no longer a conventional mobile to become a kind of tablet whose diagonal reaches 7.3 inches.
Not only is your screen the only thing that stands out, but inside we have a high-end engine composed of 12 GB of RAM and an eight-core processor and eight nanometers.
The announcement was given on Wednesday, February 20 in San Francisco, California. Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said its new foldable Smartphone will go on sale in April, will feature next-generation 5G networks and cost almost $ 2,000 US Dollars.
Talking about the Samsung Galaxy Fold screen is a true challenge, since it is a completely new technology. The screen of the Samsung Galaxy Fold has been baptized as Infinity Flex and its size reaches 7.3 inches when folded. Its resolution is QXGA and it has a 4.2: 3 format. How could it be otherwise, the technology is Dynamic AMOLED.
The screen is folded thanks to a hinge mechanism developed by the company itself, they say, allows the Samsung Galaxy Fold “Open softly and naturally, like a book”, closing flat with a click. This hinge is hidden in the middle of the terminal and inside it has multiple interlocking gears.
The device “breaks new ground because it responds to skeptics who said that everything possible has been done,” said DJ Koh, CEO of Samsung Electronics. “We are here to prove they are wrong.”
Samsung is one of the leading manufacturers of smart phones and with this device the brand is consolidated as the main competitor against rivals such as Apple Inc and the Chinese Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.
Samsung also introduced several accessories to compete with Apple, including a pair of wireless headphones called Galaxy Buds. The hearing aids include wireless charging, a feature that Apple has promised to put on their AirPod, but has not yet been released.
Samsung also said that its new Galaxy phones will be able to wirelessly charge their headphones and new smart watches when setting up the accessories on the back of the phone.
A new way of being connected
In the way we share our photos and interact with social networks, Samsung said it worked with Facebook Inc, Google Alphabet Inc. and Microsoft Corp to create special versions of their popular applications to adapt to the new screen. For example, the Galaxy Folding phone has a feature that allows users to immerse themselves in a Facebook publication by deploying the phone, it also added new cameras and a 5G version to its Galaxy phone series. Verizon Communications Inc. will be the first operator to offer service for Samsung 5G phones. Networks are expected to be 10 times faster than current ones, improving the viewing of news and live sporting events.
With the 5G versions, the Korean company surpasses its Chinese rivals in the 5G race, although the device will operate only in the small number of networks that will be launched this year. Apple is not expected to release a 5G Smartphone until the end of 2020.