World's First Folding Phone - Samsung Galaxy Fold


The leading smartphone brand in the world this year 'SAMSUNG' has come with the first ever commercial foldable smartphone. Which is a flagship series. After a failure with the first version with screen issues, an improvised version was launched which currently has no issues.The re-launched version comes with a plastic around the screen which protects dust from entering under the screen.

Build dynamics:

SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD is quite a good-looking smartphone with the most usable one-handed display upfront when folded. It is built with aluminium frame and has a glass back. The hinge mechanism as said by Samsung can with stand upto 200,000 folds.

However, a pinch of sand can completely disturb the hinge mechanism.A case is also included in the box. There is no headphone jack with this phone. It weighs about to 236.9 gram. It measures 160.9 x 117.9 x 6.9 mm when unfolded and 160.9 x 62.9 x 15.5 mm when folded. Although, it is pretty sleek when unfolded, it is too thick to be pocketable at 15.5 mm.


The primary display is a 7.3 inch dynamic OLED display at 2152 x 1536 resolution which converts to 85.6% screen to body ratio and 362 ppi. When folded, the secondary display is 4.6 inch SUPER AMOLED at 1680x720 resolution. Although, it has good screen, since it made out of plastic the durability issues are common. While, the secondary screen comes with gorilla Glass protection.


It has a breath taking Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset (7nm). GALAXY FOLD houses 12GB RAM and an enormous 512GB internal storage. It runs on Android pie and one UI out of the box.


SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD houses a total of 6 cameras:

A cover camera of 10 MP at f 2.2 aperture with FOV (field of view) of 80 degree wide Angle lens.

#Two selfie camera when unfolded.

1. A 10 MP at f 2.2 aperture which is the wide Angle lens.
2. A 8 MP at f 1.9 aperture which is a wide angle lens with depth sensor.

#Three rear cameras are provided.

1. 16 MP at f 2.2 aperture which is a ultra wide angle lens.
2. 12 MP {super speed dual pixel auto-focus} OIS (optical image stabilization) with variable aperture f 1.5 to 2.2.
3. 12 MP at f 2.4 which is a 2x zoom telephoto lens are included.
All the camera include Samsung's scene optimiser and Flaw detection (algorithm to detect blurred images, smiling faces,etc).
The rear cameras are capable of recording upto 4K @ 30fps, 1080 @ 240 fps (slow motion), 720 @ 960 FPS (super slow motion). Additional, the camera come with HDR 10+ support.

Additional features:

SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD offers a wide variety of features.
Some of the features which separate fold from other devices are Samsung DEX support.
And other features include Bluetooth 5.0 ,dual-band Wi-Fi , all sensors are provided.
Also, it supports USB 3.1 with TYPE-C. It also supports BIXBY voice recognition. Lastly, it supports NFC payments through Samsung pay. Coming to biometrics, a side-mounted fingerprint scanner is provided. Two Sims are supported, one with e-sim and one with nano Sim. It also supports DOLBY ATMOS ,AKG ENHANCED audio system are provided.


To accommodate the increased consumption a huge 4380 mah (LTE version) and 4235 mah (5G version) with this SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD. A "9W fast reverse wireless charging" to charge GALAXY BUDS or GALAXY WATCH or a PHONE which supports wireless charging. Lastly, it supports fast wired and wireless charging with 15 watt charger and QI charging pad.

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It has a high end specs for pro users considering the price point. It is the best value for money foldable device till date. Although, there are many durability issues  to be resolved.
This phone available in for different colours that is SPACE SILVER, COSMOS BLACK, MARTIAN GREEN, ASTRO BLUE.

SAMSUNG GALAXY FOLD priced at 1980$ and 1.64 lakh INR.
(images source:gsmarena)



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