Samsung Re-Engineers The Galaxy Fold, May Launch With Galaxy Note 10
Samsung’s first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold was unveiled at the Galaxy Unpacked event that took place in the month of February. However, due to the display issues faced by early users of the smartphone, Samsung had to push back its launch date. Unfortunately, Samsung could not ship out the devices even at the revised date.
Amidst all the embarrassment that Galaxy Fold has brought to Samsung’s brand image, a latest piece of information suggests, that the company has finally fixed the device which is expected to launch soon.
According to a Bloomberg report, with the latest iteration, Samsung has stretched the protective film that covers the Galaxy Fold’s display and tucked it under the outer bezels. Therefore, it is impossible for a user to peel it, unlike prior which was observed with early units shipped to reviewers. In addition, Samsung has also re-engineered the hinge of the Galaxy Fold which now sits flush with the display. Hence, the second issue that was reported in the form of a visible crease has also been fixed.
Besides, the report states that Samsung is likely to start shipping the major components of the Galaxy Fold (including battery and display) to an assembly plant in Vietnam where it will be put together.
Except for the updated display and consolidating hinge, the updated Galaxy Fold is assumed to retain features as the original device which are as follows:
The Galaxy Fold has an unconventional design which as the name suggests can fold into half. It features two displays out of which one is present on the outside and one on the inside. The company refers the 7.3 inch Dynamic AMOLED foldable panel as ‘Infinity Flex’ which has a resolution of 2152 x 1536 px. On the other hand, the main display measures 4.6-inch diagonally and has an HD+ resolution.
The Galaxy Fold is kitted with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC which is made using a 7nm fabrication process. It contains an Octa-core CPU combined with an Andreno 640 GPU. In terms of storage, the device features 12GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage. It is powered by 2 batteries with a total rated capacity of 4,380mAh. In addition to fast wired charging, it also supports wireless charging.
The Galaxy Fold has a total of six cameras. The triple rear camera setup consists of a 16MP, f/2.2 ultra-wide sensor with a 12MP, f/1.5-2.4 sensor and a 12MP, f/2.4 telephoto sensor. The front camera on the tablet is made up by a 10MP, f/2.2 sensor + 8MP, f/1.9 RGB depth sensor. Additionally, there is a cover camera present above the secondary display with a 10MP f/2.2 sensor. It is offered in four colour options which are as follows:
Although Samsung has not yet announced the commercial availability date of the Galaxy Fold. It is speculated that the unique handset will make a reappearance along with the Galaxy Note 10 lineup which is set to launch on the 7th of August in New York.