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Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by ponziponzi(m): 9:37pm On Feb 20
Samsung first teased its foldable phone back in November, and at the company’s Galaxy Unpacked event today it’s further detailing its foldable plans. Samsung’s foldable now has a name, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, and the company is revealing more about what this unique smartphone can do. Samsung is planning to launch the Galaxy Fold on April 26th, starting at $1,980. There will be both an LTE and 5G version of the Galaxy Fold, and Samsung is even planning on launching the device in Europe on May 3rd, starting at 2,000 euros.

Samsung is using a new 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display that allows the phone itself to have a tablet-sized screen that can be folded to fit into a pocket. The main display is QXGA+ resolution (4.2:3), and when it’s folded, a smaller 4.6-inchHD+ (12:9) display is used for the phone mode. Samsung is using 512GB of Universal Flash Storage 3.0 (eUFS) for fast speeds, alongside a Qualcomm 7nm Octa-core processor and 12GB of RAM. Samsung has even built two batteries for its Galaxy Fold, that are separated by the fold but combined in the Android operating system to represent a total of 4,380 mAh.

Samsung has built a sturdy backbone to the device, with a hinge system that has multiple interlocking gears. All of these gears are hidden at the rear of the device, and allow the Galaxy Fold to transform from tablet to phone modes. At the rear of the device there’s also a triple-camera system that will be used for both tablet and phone modes. There’s a 16-megapixel ultrawide camera, alongside 12-megapixel wide-angle and telephoto cameras at the rear, and a 10-megapixel cover camera for selfies. Samsung is also creating four different colors for the Galaxy Fold, but it’s the main tablet display that’s key here.

Samsung is allowing the Galaxy Fold to run three apps at once on this Android device, and it’s using an app continuity system to adjust these apps when you move between tablet and phone modes. Apps like WhatsApp, Microsoft Office, and YouTube have all been optimized for the new display and modes, and Samsung has been working with Google to ensure Android 9 Pie fully supports this display.

Samsung demonstrated a variety of apps running in this mode, and the switching from phone to tablet and vice versa. It looks rather smooth in the software right now, but it’s fair to say that the Galaxy Fold looks far better when it’s folded out than being used as a traditional phone. The phone display is clearly designed to be used with one hand, but it’s flanked by large bezels that aren’t found on the tablet mode. We’ll need to get a closer look at the Galaxy Fold to find out exactly how this impacts the device usability, though.

Samsung isn’t the only smartphone maker creating a foldable device, but it’s certainly one of the first to make it widely available. Xiaomi teased its own folding phone recently, that looked like the best concept we’ve seen so far. Huawei is also reportedly planning to release a foldable handset this year, and Lenovo has started to tease its own prototype. LG has also been developing flexible OLED displays and TVs that roll up into a box. If all these manufacturers progress towards shipping a device like Samsung, then expect to see a lot of foldable phones in 2019 and beyond.

https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/20/18231249/samsung-galaxy-fold-folding-phone-features-screen-photos-size-announcement

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by yungmayor02(m): 10:04pm On Feb 20
FTC bit-ches!!!

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by Xionez(m): 10:10pm On Feb 20
12GB RAM!!! My laptop should be ashamed of itself. 8GB RAM...

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by rapcy(m): 10:12pm On Feb 20
grin

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by KiZiie(m): 10:30pm On Feb 20
what is wrong with Africa? why can't we make these?

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by gabrielahamz(m): 10:30pm On Feb 20
These asian tech guys are leaving apple far behind.. Where is Steve Jobs when you need him

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by ollah2: 10:39pm On Feb 20
gabrielahamz:
These asian tech guys are leaving apple far behind.. Where is Steve Jobs when you need him


Apple has been playing catch up for years now but this device would have been more than $2500 if it were Apple

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by Xionez(m): 10:42pm On Feb 20
KiZiie:
what is wrong with Africa? why can't we make these?

Because we are busy squandering the little resource we have, sponsoring moral decadence, overseeing declension with pride, plotting the next coup or all the above.

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by Xionez(m): 10:46pm On Feb 20
ollah2:



Apple has been playing catch up for years now but this device would have been more than $2500 if it were Apple

So so true. The only thing that was recently innovative enough was the Face ID. Others were just an improvement on an already existing tech. So will be foldable displays.
Though, I see them using the whole front screen and not the big black space seen on the Samsung Fold device.
Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by PhenomenalMorgan(m): 10:49pm On Feb 20
Xionez:
12GB RAM!!!
My laptop should be ashamed of itself. 8GB RAM...
shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Something must be wrong!! That's 128G ROM and not RAM pls even the latest PlayStation does not have more than 16G RAM
Ponziponzi correct yourself

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by ponziponzi(m): 11:02pm On Feb 20
PhenomenalMorgan:

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Something must be wrong!! That's 128G ROM and not RAM pls even the latest PlayStation does not have more than 16G RAM
Ponziponzi correct yourself

Not me

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by michlins(m): 11:25pm On Feb 20
PhenomenalMorgan:

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Something must be wrong!! That's 128G ROM and not RAM pls even the latest PlayStation does not have more than 16G RAM
Ponziponzi correct yourself
he's correct. 12gb ram and 512gb internal memory. $1980 is the starting price. Watched the unveiling and I loved it. These oyibo are miles ahead


And before the vanity and Tecno users come here to compare the price, this phone is meant for a particular segment of the market. You aren't among so just shut up and reserve your statement

And why is the attached still happening on nairaland @Suen, myndd44, lalasticala

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by Nobody: 11:56pm On Feb 20
They can’t live without iOS, see small small jab already grin

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by nwaanambra1(m): 12:22am On Feb 21
Xionez:
12GB RAM!!!
My laptop should be ashamed of itself. 8GB RAM...


oga is your laptop up to 300k? talk more of 700k plus!








start comparing when you upgrade to a laptop of 600k cheesy cheesy

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by seunfly: 1:13am On Feb 21
Great stuff but count me out for now.

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by reeblaze(m): 1:45am On Feb 21
PhenomenalMorgan:

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Something must be wrong!! That's 128G ROM and not RAM pls even the latest PlayStation does not have more than 16G RAM
Ponziponzi correct yourself

It's 12gb ram. You should correct yourself

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by AkpaMgbor(m): 2:47am On Feb 21
The foldable tablet is an exclusive device.... the s10, s10 plus and s10e are just simply georgous! Internally and externally the phones have no weak points...

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by Nobody: 5:39am On Feb 21
KiZiie:
what is wrong with Africa? why can't we make these?


The reason is simple. You cant be a creator and worshipper at the same time.

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by khalhokage(m): 5:40am On Feb 21
Xionez:


So so true. The only thing that was recently innovative enough was the Face ID. Others were just an improvement on an already existing tech. So will be foldable displays.
Though, I see them using the whole front screen and not the big black space seen on the Samsung Fold device.

Face ID is also an improvement of old tech, Android had it as far back as gingerbread but it wasn't as good.

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by Fiktur: 5:40am On Feb 21
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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by olaleks007(m): 6:18am On Feb 21
Fiktur:
Toyota sienna 2006 model mildly used by a Nigerian is up for sale, mileage is around 200k, but the car is jus so sweet, it's a buy and drive car nothing to fix

Price is 1.2m
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You can reach me on WhatsApp with that contact for more pics

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by lighteast: 6:43am On Feb 21
mehn, see phone, someones one year salary in full display
Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by Nobody: 6:49am On Feb 21
PhenomenalMorgan:

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Something must be wrong!! That's 128G ROM and not RAM pls even the latest PlayStation does not have more than 16G RAM
Ponziponzi correct yourself
pls if you don't mind I don't understand this ram and ROM of a thing...all I know of is memory card,which one is rom and ram....am a learner,so are you
Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by chrisifeanyi: 7:07am On Feb 21
michlins:
he's correct. 12gb ram and 512gb internal memory. $1980 is the starting price. Watched the unveiling and I loved it. These oyibo are miles ahead


And before the vanity and Tecno users come here to compare the price, this phone is meant for a particular segment of the market. You aren't among so just shut up and reserve your statement

And why is the attached still happening on nairaland @Suen, myndd44, lalasticala

I don't know why that stuff still happens on nairaland. That's exasperating

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by hustla(m): 8:01am On Feb 21
grin
Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by hustla(m): 8:03am On Feb 21
futurist369:
pls if you don't mind I don't understand this ram and ROM of a thing...all I know of is memory card,which one is rom and ram....am a learner,so are you


Rom, internal memory
Ram, processor. Makes the phone fast

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by MANNABBQGRILLS: 8:40am On Feb 21
SAMSUNG: THE KING OF PHONES.

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by Slimzybaby(m): 8:41am On Feb 21
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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by hahn(m): 8:42am On Feb 21
KiZiie:
what is wrong with Africa? why can't we make these?

No power
Corruption
Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by Nobody: 8:42am On Feb 21
iSheep grin

If Apple does something like this they’ll wake and cry, now they have to carry some big tablet that is foldable around cheesy.

Innovation grin, the first image is how the S10 series and foldable looks grin.

See Samsung Peru tweeting with iOS.

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Re: Samsung’s Foldable Phone Is The Galaxy Fold, Starting At N714,780 by MrAnele(m): 8:42am On Feb 21
Chei

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