Published: Thu, April 18, 2019
Tech | By Anita Cain

Smartphone innovation hinges on folding screen

Smartphone innovation hinges on folding screen

The phone weighs 263 grams, and is 6.9 millimeters thick when opened and 15-17 mm thick when folded, depending on its position, the company said. Samsung's mobile business has been a little stagnant of late, competitors like Huawei keep nipping at its heels, and the release of the Galaxy Fold is a chance for Samsung, if nothing else, to regain a bit of the.

The Galaxy Fold is marketed as a "whole new category of smartphone", fusing the capabilities of a tablet and phone. In other words, while apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger would issue camera ring notifications when the screen is unlocked, they do not when the phone is locked. The 3.5mm headphone jack still available while the device allows 25W fast battery charging, 15W fast wireless charging, and 9W reverse wireless charging. Just last week, it was reported by Korean website ET News, Samsung will launch four variants in the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 lineup - on August 8 - just like it did for the Galaxy S10 lineup. "Because the AMOLED displays Samsung uses for its smartphones are capable of delivering deep blacks, it nearly looks like the screen is floating in the centre of the device's cover", says Business Insider's Lisa Eadicco. The Galaxy Fold will start shipping on April 25. That's for the front-facing camera. However, the total price of the Samsung Galaxy Fold remains $1979.99. The phone has a Dynamic AMOLED display inside. Moreover, the report also hints that the Galaxy A80 will be priced in-between Rs. 45,000 and Rs. 50,000 and might launch next month.

The Fold, as you'd expect from a $2,000 phone, is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor. "And what better way to welcome this one-of-a-kind device than with a one-of-a-kind unboxing experience?" a Samsung official said.

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