Everything We Know About Samsung’s New Plus-Size Folding Phone

Or is it a tablet?

February 21, 2019 9:00 am

Well, it was nice in theory.

At Samsung’s annual Unpacked event on Wednesday, the tech giant showed off a new line of Galaxy S10 phones as well as (finally) the $1,980 Galaxy Fold, its long-rumored foldable smartphone.

What we learned:

  • The Fold is 4.6 inches when shut and 7.3 inches in tablet form
  • It opens, book-like, on a hinge, though it appears to offer a fairly seamless screen in tablet form
  • As a tablet, it’ll be able to run three apps simultaneously
  • It’s available in four colors, and the folding hinge can be customized
  • Some specs: 12GB of RAM, 512GB of memory, two internal batteries and six cameras (three in back, two selfie, one on the cover)
  • Nobody knows how thick it will be, but it could be as robust as a Nintendo Switch (14mm)

Those last two nuggets of info seem to show how little faith Samsung has in the Fold — the $2,000 phone might just be a grand proof of concept that others (probably Apple) will refine and improve in the near future, and only suited for early adopters.

Photos: Samsung

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