With Samsung’s first Unpacked event of 2019 less than 3 weeks away, what can you expect in the Galaxy Fold, which will be one of the major highlights of the event? Here’s everything you should know about this innovative piece of gadget:
In the upcoming event, it is anticipated that 3 different models of Galaxy S10 will be unveiled with triple-camera setups and hole-punch screens as well as a brand-new low-cost variant. We may also catch a first glimpse at the folding smartphone, which has been in the works at the Seoul-headquartered company for the last 5 years.
In a recently published 74-page report by Korean-based analysts CCS-CIMB Research that explores the future of foldable mobile phones, it is claimed that the device will come with a battery, which has a total capacity of 5,000mAH – 6,000mAh, divided in 2 packs with one in each blade. Well … that isn’t quite surprising as the internal 7.3” foldable screen of 2152 by 1536-pixel resolution, as well as the front cover display, will expend a lot of power, although they’re OLED.
This report also avers that the Galaxy Fold will feature 2 rear cameras that contain 12-MP sensors, along with an 8-MP sensor on the cover. And it will be powered by the Snapdragon 8150 in the United States as well as an Exynos 9820 CPU in Korea.
However, in the wake of an official Samsung video that was leaked during the early hours of Friday, January 31, the Internet is agog with a number of exciting features the phone promises to bring.
This is a summary of the numerous breath-taking concepts in the Galaxy Fold:
- Giant windows sporting heads-up displays (HUDs) in them and showing images that are tailored to the individual passing
- AR-enabled mirrors that are designed with precise gesture navigation
- A bezel-less tablet that shows a glowing Samsung logo, which is embedded within the device screen
- A USB-C-enabled abdominal ultrasound device that is suitable for use at home
- A multi-player AR mobile game that allows a lot of participants, who can collaborate seemingly without the use of Wi-Fi
- And more
Do all these seem like a fantasy to you? In few weeks, we would know the confirmed features and capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy Fold. In the meantime, here are the unofficial preliminary specs:
|Display||Type||Capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours|
|Resolution||1600 pixels by 2560 pixels; a screen-to-body ration of 16:10 ratio (about 414 PPI density)|
|4.8” when folded|
|Platform||OS||Android Pie (v9.0)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 with 7 nm process|
|CPU||Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485; 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485; 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)|
|Memory||Card Slot||Supports microSD (expandable up to 512GB)|
|Internal||8 GB RAM and 512GB|
|Primary Camera||Dual||12MP +12MP|
|Features||HDR, LED flash, panorama|
|Supports active noise cancellation with dedicated mic|
|Conn.||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, aptX, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with GLONASS, A-GPS, GALILEO|
|USB||3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Other Features||Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), compass, proximity, accelerometer, gyro|
|Battery||Li-Po 6000mAh battery (non-removable)|
|Charging||Supports fast charging|
These are the specs and features of the Samsung Fold that are available for now. In the coming days, we will get to ascertain these capabilities and also read more on the confirmed features of the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10 Plus, and others.