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February 26, 2019

Samsung Galaxy Fold Australia – Stunning Look but at Eye-Watering Price

The smartphone industry's future is bendy, and with the Galaxy Fold, Samsung leads the charge. The handset is probably the biggest innovation that has taken place for some time in the smartphone industry and China's Huawei factories are hot on the heels of Korea with a new paradigm on their own. Nevertheless, Samsung Galaxy Fold will be one of the very first foldable phones. So far, Samsung has given limited access to the device, but recently a video showing the foldable smartphone used.

When that video was published officially by Samsung, an actor’s showcase the phone's folding screen in what appears to be B-roll – taking selfies in folded mode and playing games in an unfolded mode. Let’s explore more below!

Samsung Galaxy Fold Release Date

All rumors about release dates and prices got cleared when Samsung announced Galaxy Fold was announced at Unpacked on February 20th – it’ll go on sale in the United States on April 26 and on May 3rd in Europe.

As far as Samsung Galaxy Fold Release Date in Australia is concerned, it’s expected to be landed on shelves across Australia somewhere in May 2019. Let’s wait a couple of days more!

Samsung Galaxy Fold Price

The Samsung Galaxy Fold Price in Australia starts from AU$2499-2799 and in Europe, it’ll set users back approx. €2000. Prices in Australia and other regions aren’t confirmed, though, but a straight US Dollar to Australian Dollar conversion puts it at about AU$2499-2799.

Keep visiting as we will update it with an official Australia’s price when we get it. It’ll in the United States, however, will start at $1980 as there will be a more expensive 5G Edition.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Specs

Here on this single page, we have listed Samsung Galaxy Fold Specifications i.e. Dynamic AMOLED display, Android Pie 9.0 OS and a whopping 12GB of RAM. Rest of the details are as follow:

  • Display Size: 7.3-inches Dynamic AMOLED
  • Display Resolution: 1536 x 2152 Pixels (414 PPI Density)
  • Operating System: Android Pie 9.0
  • Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM855 Snapdragon 855
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • RAM & ROM: 12GB and 512GB (No Card Slot)
  • Rear Cameras: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP
  • Front Cameras: 10MP + 8MP
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and NFC
  • Sensors: Side-mounted Fingerprint Scanner, Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity, and Compass
  • Battery: 4380mAh Non-removable (Fast Battery Charging)
  • Colors: Astro Blue, Martian Green, Space Silver, and Cosmos Black

Samsung Galaxy Fold First Look

It was November 7th, 2018 when we saw Samsung Galaxy Foldable smartphone – unveiled at Samsung’s Developer Conference held in Moscone West convention center in San Francisco California.

Though we didn’t get an early look at that handset in both folded and unfolded forms – Justine Denison said on stage “we have masked quite a few elements of design but there is a beast inside here and it’s indeed marvelous”.

It is good news as Galaxy Fold didn’t look specifically stylish when it was revealed on-stage – with vivid and sharp corners and a chunky frame.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Screen

The coolest and world’s first foldable smartphone has two OLED displays – although only one is capable to be folded.

Fold front, known by a “Cover Display”, sports a 4.5-inch screen. According to the South Korean firm “Samsung”, this OLED display will work perfectly in a comparable fashion to the existing Samsung flagship smartphone. If you are seeking more screen immovable as compared to 4.5-inch cover display, opening the handset reveals an almost twice the size of a second screen. A pair of cameras are placed on the top of this internal display. And a folding 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display fills up like a paperback page, providing a larger screen for playing games, watching movies or running side to side. There is a new feature named “Multi-Active window”.

Interestingly, all apps that run on a smaller 4.6-inches display when users unfold a larger tablet display will appear on the biggest screen without any change.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Software

How will Samsung Galaxy Fold be going to fit users switching from one screen to another, and how will the applications move seamlessly from one screen to the other? Samsung promised that it would be just fine.

Before the announcement of its foldable Galaxy Fold, Samsung has overhauled its mobile OS. Gone is TouchWiz – Samsung's Android Skin used for smartphones since June 2010 – which has been replaced by One UI.

According to Samsung, with Infinity Flex Display and One UI, users can do things they couldn’t do with a common smartphone. Users now have a best of both worlds – a small and compact flagship smartphone which unfolds to unveil a massive immersive screen to work on multiple apps simultaneously and view content. The app experience flawlessly and seamlessly changes from a smaller screen to a larger screen as the handset unfolds.

One UI let Samsung Galaxy Fold run three apps at the same time when it a tablet mode – whereas a redesigned icons mean that rounded corner of the hardware is reflected in a software.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Camera

Camera-wise, on the back of the Fold, is a third-camera system - inwards, there are two more sensors on a 7.3 "AMOLED display, and on the front, there is a single camera. So, six cameras, that's it! The Galaxy Fold also allows you to use other apps while calling videos, which probably explains how the camera is being cut into the corner of the tablet instead of keeping cameras out. This is rather unexpectedly filled with a camera.

  • Cover Camera: 10MP Selfie Camera
  • Rear Triple Camera: 16MP + 12MP + 12MP (Ultra Wide + Wide-Angle + Telephoto)
  • Dual Front Camera: 10MP Selfie Camera + 8MP RGB Depth Camera

Samsung Galaxy Fold Other Components

When Samsung revealed its Galaxy Fold at Unpacked event – it confirmed quite a few details which were not known previously. Samsung has confirmed that there will be both a 4G and 5G version.

It’ll be housing a 7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor and a hefty 12GB of RAM. And in terms of onboard storage, there will be a 512GB if built-in storage which will be expandable no further, unfortunately. The handset has a total battery capacity of 4380mAh – through two batteries which are split on either side of the hinge.

The Galaxy Fold doesn’t come with an on-screen fingerprint scanner – rather there is a fingerprint scanner on the side of the handset.

The story cannot be finished without mentioning the neatest feature of Samsung Galaxy Fold which is “Wireless PowerShare”. The Galaxy Fold is capable enough to get charged itself and a second device simultaneously while connected to a regular charger thanks to Wireless PowerShare. Thus you can go to travel without your second charger.

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