Samsung Galaxy Fold Officially Launched In India; Priced At Rs 1,64,999
The first foldable Android smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Fold has been officially launched in India. After being attacked with criticism by early reviewers for its sleazy design, Samsung took the judgment positively and made improvements to the original model and amended the design flaws much before the commercial launch of the Galaxy Fold. The first-of-its-kind foldable phone comes with a tablet-sized screen when unfolded, and a secondary small screen in a folded state. With such an incredible design, the price range for this phone will certainly not be cheap. The price tag for Samsung Galaxy Fold is set at Rs. 1,64,999 for the lone 12GB RAM + 512GB storage variant. The pre-booking for Galaxy Fold will begin from October 4 and its shipments will start from October 20. The pre-bookings will take place online through the Samsung eShop and offline in 35 cities across 315 outlets that also includes the Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru.
Specifications and Features of Samsung Galaxy Fold
The Galaxy Fold comes with two displays – a flat-screen at the front and a second internal screen that has a foldable design. The front display has a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED panel with an HD+ (840×1960 pixels) resolutions and a 21:9 aspect ratio. Whereas, the foldable display has a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLED panel that has a QXGA+ (1536×2152 pixels) resolution with 4.2:3 aspect ratio. Running on Android 9 Pie, the phone is powered by octa-core SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM. It also has a 512GB of internal storage that cannot be expanded through a microSD card.
Samsung Galaxy Fold flanks a triple camera setup with two cameras at the front and a single selfie shooter on the cover. The phone is comprised of 6-megapixel primary sensor with an ultra-wide f/2.2 lens and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with a Dual Pixel AF lens that supports OIS and variable f/1.5 to f/2.4 aperture. It also houses a 12-megapixel telephoto tertiary sensor with PDAF, OIS, and an f/2.4 lens that enables 2 X optical zoom. On the other hand, the front-facing dual camera setup is an amalgamation of a 10-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens and an 8-megapixel secondary RGB depth sensor with an f/1.9 lens. The cover of the phone includes a 10-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 lens.
When it comes to battery life performance, the Galaxy Fold holds a capacity of massive 4,380mAh and supports both wired as well as wireless charging. The phone also features a PowerShare that propels reverse charging. Other than this, the phone also measures 62.8×160.9×17.1 mm when folded and 117.9×160.9×7.6 mm when unfolded along with 276 grams of weight.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port. The smartphone is well equipped with stereo speakers and has a plethora of sensors like accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, geomagnetic, gyroscope, in-display fingerprint, and proximity sensor.