South Korean manufacturer Samsung Electronicsfor a long time he did not dare to put a folding device with a flexible display on the conveyor, preferring to demonstrate his achievements only to a selected circle of partners. But competitors from China may have forced the company’s management to revise the project’s deadlines, making it clear that it’s impossible to delay further and it’s time to show the world what the team of engineers, designers, programmers and other specialists have been working on for years. At the presentation in San Francisco, Samsung introduced its first folding device, the Galaxy Fold.
Unlike Chinese smartphones with flexibleThe folding Galaxy Fold displays have a stylish, thoughtful appearance. The model, as previously reported, has two touchscreens: a 4.6-inch external Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of HD + (1960 × 840 pixels, an aspect ratio of 4.2: 3) and a 7.3-inch flexible Dynamic AMOLED panel Infinity Flex Display with a resolution of QXGA + (2152 × 1536 pixels, aspect ratio of 21: 9). Samsung Galaxy Fold opens on the principle of the book, and closes with a special alert sound. The fingerprint scanner is located on the end. The case is protected from moisture and dust according to the standard IP68.
Android operating system 9.0 Pie with One UI interface modified under the gadget allows you to seamlessly switch from one screen to another. And if not the first can display one window of the active program, then on the curved one up to three. According to the statements, Microsoft Office, WhatsApp and YouTube are already optimized for the new format, and Samsung is negotiating with other Samsung developers.
Samsung Galaxy Fold is based on 7-nanometeran eight-core processor (the name is not reported, this could be a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 or a branded Exynos 9820) with a 5G modem and Adreno 640 graphics, 12 GB of operational LPDDR4X and 512 GB of UFS 3.0 flash memory. Responsible for autonomy is a system of two batteries with a total capacity of 4,380 mAh, supporting fast and wireless reverse charging technology, that is, Galaxy Fold is able to charge other mobile gadgets.
The novelty has six cameras at once. A system of three modules 16 + 12 + 12 Mp is located on the back of the device, an array of two sensors 10 Mp, f / 2.2 + 8 Mp, f / 1.9 is located on the inner side above the flexible display on the right and a single 10 Mp sensor /2.2) - on the front panel. Thus, Galaxy Fold received two front wheels at once. Also available: stereo speakers from AKG, Wi-Fi (802.11a / b / g / n / ac / ax), 4 × 4 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, NFC chip, GPS and GLONASS, USB Type-C 3.1 port and two nano-SIM slots.
In Russia, the Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available forpre-order only from the second quarter of 2019. Available body colors: black, silver, gold and blue. In the US, sales of new items will start from April 26 at a price of $ 1,980.