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Would You Pay $2000 to Fold a Phone?

By Erkan Nasirli
Science & Technology Editor
The Pawprint

Image Source: Indian Express

For many years tech giants have been teasing us with the idea of a foldable phone, and finally, Samsung’s new Galaxy Fold smartphone has delivered.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is an unprecedented invention that starts from US$1980. The front panel of the device features a 4.6-inch AMOLED display, but when it’s unfolded, it becomes a 7.3-inch AMOLED tablet, similar in size to the iPad Mini. The AMOLED display used on the Galaxy Fold is the same one that’s used on other high-end smartphones like the iPhone Xs.

Two batteries are present in the Galaxy Fold which add up to 4,380 mAh which is almost double the iPhone Xs battery.

The hinge system of the phone can be folded 200,000 times on average. This adds up to about 100 times a day for five years, which might not be ideal for the average consumer. Obviously, with the ridiculous price-tag, this phone isn’t for the ordinary consumer either.

The Galaxy Fold features an unbelievable six cameras, three on the back, two on the front and one in the cover. This is bound to create magnificent images.

It will ship with 512gb of storage as well as 12gb of ram. Ram allows the phone to keep more tabs open or have more apps running in the background; more ram equals better speed which is always beneficial.

As usual for Samsung devices, the Samsung Galaxy Fold will be capable of fast charging as well as wireless charging.

The Galaxy Fold is only the beginning of a long journey with foldable phones, even now, there are already several foldable phones on the market, like the Huawei Mate X.

Only time will tell if the Samsung Galaxy Fold will be successful despite its tiny front display, but for the time being, if a prediction were to be made, the Galaxy Fold is too expensive to be successful with most Samsung consumers.


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