It will arrive on the market in a few weeks – in the second quarter of 2019 – and finally Samsung’s first fold-up smartphone knows almost everything. It’s called Galaxy Fold and mounts the first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device: essentially a tablet folded on itself up to become a smartphone.
It’s been eight years since the debut of the first Samsung flexible display prototype in 2011. Now the Korean company has invented a new layer of polymer and has created a display that is 50 percent thinner than the typical smartphone display. Thanks to a hinged mechanism, Fold opens like a book and closes to enter his pocket. To do this, Samsung designed a hinge with multiple interlocking gears invisible outside.
The fingerprint scanner for unlocking is on the thumb side and the two batteries and components are evenly distributed because the weight in the hands is balanced. It was designed with multitasking and high quality visualization of presentations, digital magazines, movies and augmented reality content. A multi-active window allows you to open up to three apps on the main display simultaneously so you can browse, send SMS, work, watch and share.
The Continuity App creates smooth transitions between the compact and the ‘unfolded’ screen Samsung has partnered with Google and the Android developer community to adapt apps and services to the Galaxy Fold. The chipset is high power and has 12 GB of RamM. The dual battery system allows you to charge your phone and a second device at the same time using wireless charging sharing. The Dynamic Amoled display and the Akg stereo sound are designed for movies and games. With six lenses – three in the back, two inside and one in the cover – the Galaxy Fold camera system allows you to use other apps during a video call