Samsung had showcased a prototype of a folding phone back in 2011. Today, in 2019, it has made this a reality with the Galaxy Fold. To create Galaxy Fold, Samsung has used new display materials. Samsung invented a new polymer layer and created a display around 50 percent thinner than the typical smartphone display. Samsung says that the new material makes Galaxy Fold flexible and tough. To make the phone display fold, a new hing mechanism has been created by Samsung with multiple interlocking gears. The hinge is hidden in an enclosure that lends a seamless look. Galaxy Fold also features fingerprint scanner on the side. As a foldable device, Galaxy Fold changes to the screen you need, one can use the phone for one-handed calls, texts, and open for multitasking and higher quality viewing. Galaxy Fold also features multi-active window which supports up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display.
The main display of Galaxy Fold is 7.3-inch QXGA+ and the cover display is 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED. The phone is powered by 7nm octa-core processor with 12GB RAM and 512GB of internal storage. The Galaxy Fold comes with 6 cameras. 10-megapixel Selfie camera, F2.2 on the cover, rear triple cameras of 16-megapixel Ultra Wide sensor, 12-megapixel wide-angle sensor featuring Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.5/F2.4 and a 12-megapixel Telephoto sensor supporting PDAF, OIS, F2.4 and 2X optical zoom.
The phone comes with 4,380mAh battery that supports wired and wireless fast charging. Galaxy Fold will be available in the second quarter of 2019 and speculated to retail for around USD 1800 to USD 2000.