Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company’s first foldable Android smartphone in the Indian market, has finally gone official in the country. Of course the USP of newly-launched Samsung phone is the foldable display that allows users to transform it into a tablet-like device. The key highlights on the Galaxy Fold include a total of six cameras, two displays, octa-core SoC and 512GB of onboard storage.
Samsung Galaxy Fold features two displays – with one flat screen featuring at the front and the second internal screen that sports a foldable design. While the front display has a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED panel with an HD+ (840×1960 pixels) resolutions and 21:9 aspect ratio, the foldable display includes a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLED panel that has a QXGA+ (1536×2152 pixels) resolution with 4.2:3 aspect ratio.
On the back, the triple camera setup includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an ultra-wide f/2.2 lens and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with Dual Pixel AF lens that supports OIS and variable f/1.5 to f/2.4 aperture. There is also a 12-megapixel telephoto tertiary sensor with PDAF, OIS, an f/2.4 lens that enables 2X optical zoom.
The front-facing dual camera setup features 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. On the other hand, the cover of the phone includes a 10-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 lens.
Samsung Galaxy Fold runs Android 9 Pie with a tweaked One UI skin on top. The phone is powered by an octa-core SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM. It also comes with a 512GB of internal storage. Note that the storage is not expandable.
It packs a dual battery that has a capacity of 4,380mAh and supports wired as well as wireless charging. Also, there is a Wireless PowerShare feature that enables reverse charging. The device 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.
The price for the samsung fold 12GB + 512GB storage variant of Samsung Galaxy Fold in India has been set at Rs 1,64,999. The phone comes in Cosmos Black colour option. Samsung will start taking pre-bookings for the Galaxy Fold in India from October 4, while its shipments will begin from October 20. The pre-bookings will take place online through the Samsung eShop and offline in 35 cities across select 315 outlets, including the Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru.