Galaxy Fold: Samsung reveals more about its foldable phone
Although Samsung gave its first foldable phone a big reveal in San Francisco, the Galaxy Fold has been kept pretty tightly under wraps ever since.
We did get a peek at it through glass at the Mobile World Congress show in Spain, but that glass was so reflective, it was really hard to make out any details, so this is still quite the mystery device.
However, Samsung knows we're hungry for all things foldable so it made a new video that lets you relish the Galaxy Fold from pretty much every angle.
Samsung starts us off with a view of the device closed and facing up, closed and facing down and open all the way.
From the side view you can tell that the phone doesn't fold completely flat.
There is a little gap.
The Fold's shiny silvery finish looks high class in these shots, which is, in effect, what Samsung's going for with it's $2000 hybrid phone.
Closed, the Fold looks like two phones stacked on top of each other.
Open, Samsung wants you to think of it as a beautiful butterfly.
You get three cameras on the back, two on the front, and one on the cover.
Each Galaxy Fold comes with Samsung's name engraved on the side.
The 7.3-inch OLED screen looks convincingly like a tablet.
Unfolded it's fairly thin with fingerprint reader embedded into the power button.
Whatever your stance on notches, there's a fairly large here one to house the front-facing camera and other sensors.
The three rear-cameras are the same that you see on the Galaxy S-10 Plus.
That's a 12 megapixel dual aperture lens, its 12 megapixel telephoto lens and the 16 megapixel ultra wide camera.
As with the Galaxy S10 lineup the Galaxy Fold can become a wireless charger for other Qi enabled devices like the the Galaxy Watch Active and the Galaxy Buds.
Hinges are a big deal for foldable phones.
The Galaxy Fold appears to close with the aid of magnets.
Seen from the right angle, closing and opening the phone looks like a butterfly's wings.
That lock screen image makes a lot more sense now.
The Galaxy Fold is extra thick any way you look at it, and Samsung thinks it will fit inside a suit pocket.
Shiny and polished looking as it is, it's targeted to business professionals with plenty of cash to spare.
In addition to Space Silver, it also comes in Astro Blue Martian Green and Cosmos Black.
Looks like the phone's edge is silvery, no matter which color you get.
You might be wondering about apps.
Let's say you're looking at maps on the phone's 4.6 inch exterior screen.
Open it up and the app snaps to fill the display.
Samsung and Google partnered up to make sure that Android works on foldable phones without skipping a beat.
The selfie cameras include two 10 megapixel sensors and an 8 megapixel depth-sensing lens.
A lot of people have noted that the exterior screen looks really small, surrounded by wide, black bezels.
We can't say for sure if Of course, but perhaps Samsung wants to encourage people to use it unfolded more often than not.
3D cameras aren't just for selfies on the Galaxy Fold.
They can also make AR apps work better because they help measure distances more accurately.
Although Huawei's rival Mate X lays its four cameras in a line on one side, Samsung spreads its cameras out, so you have at least one option any way you hold the Fold.
The Galaxy Fold will come in 4G and 5G versions.
Samsung's embrace of 5G speeds is what's going to make this phone future-proof.
We're still waiting to try out the Galaxy Fold in person and hopefully we won't have to Have to wait too long because the phone goes on sale April 26th.
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