Samsung Galaxy Fold will go on sale on October 30 for $2,999
The Samsung Galaxy Fold – the company’s first foldable smart phone – will go on sale in Australia on October 30 and will be priced at $2,999.
It will be one of the most expensive smartphones ever sold in Australia.
“This is a landmark moment for the mobile industry in Australia. With Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s pioneering technology has created a new category of smartphone with a first-of-its-kind user experience,” said Garry McGregor, Vice-President of IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia.
”Australians today are embracing larger screens as they consume, capture, share, and do more on-the-go. From the moment you pick it up and unfold it, the Galaxy Fold unlocks a completely new large-screen experience.”
The device has a 4.6-inch front screen and, when it opened like a book, also offers a 7.3 inch Dynamic AMOLED display.
This larger display area allows users to enjoy their content on a grander scale, browse websites as you would on a tablet or a laptop and also run three apps at the same time thanks to the 12GB RAM onboard.
There is also a continuity feature which takes whatever you’re doing from one screen and transfers it exactly to the other when you either open or close the device.
You may be looking at a map, for example, on the front 4.6-inch screen and when the device is opened up it will automatically display the same part of the map on the larger display.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a sturdy build quality and a specially-designed hinge to allow the screen to fold and unfold flawlessly.
The device was unveiled back in February alongside the Samsung Galaxy S10 in San Francisco.
There were some issues with the device a couple of months later when it was given to early reviewers in the US including peeling off what appeared to be screen protector as well as degree getting under the top layer of the display.
As a result, Samsung had to redesign parts of the phone and also push back the release date.
But Samsung has assured customers these issues have been addressed.
The version that will be released in Australia is the updated device which Samsung redesigned to ensure these use issues wouldn’t come up again.
Tech Guide had a hands on look at the device at the recent IFA tech tradeshow in Berlin.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold will be priced at $2,999 and will go on sale in October 30.
Stay tuned for a complete review of the Samsung Galaxy Fold in the coming days.
– 7.3” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Display (4.2:3) Infinity Flex Display, 2152*1536, 362ppi
– 4.6” HD+ Super AMOLED Display (21:9), 1680*720, 399ppi
*Main display: Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners and the upper cutout. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the upper cutout.
|Dimension & Weight||Folded: 62.8 x 160.9 x 15.7mm ~ 17.1mm
Unfolded: 117.9 x 160.9 x 6.9mm ~ 7.6mm
|Camera||Cover Camera||10MP Selfie Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22„ģm, FOV: 80¢Ŗ|
|Front Dual Camera||10MP Selfie Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22„ģm, FOV: 80¢Ŗ
8MP RGB Depth Camera: F1.9, Pixel Size: 1.12„ģm, FOV: 85¢Ŗ
|Rear Triple Camera||16MP Ultra Wide Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.0„ģm, FOV: 123¢Ŗ
12MP Wide-angle Camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.5/F2.4, Pixel size: 1.4„ģm, FOV: 77¢Ŗ
|AP||7§¬ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor (2.84Ghz + 2.41 Ghz + 1.78 Ghz)|
|Memory||12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage (UFS3.0)
*Actual storage available may depend on pre-installed software
|Battery||LTE model: 4380mAh (typical) dual battery*
‘*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4275mAh for LTE model. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.
|Charging||Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless*
*Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC, Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA
|OS||Android 9 (Pie)|
|Network||LTE model: Enhanced 2X2 MIMO, 6CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
– Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax HE80 MIMO, 1024QAM
Bluetooth¢ē v 5.0, ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
|SIM Card||LTE model: one eSIM and one Nano SIM
*Availability may vary depending on country and carrier.
*eSIM availability may vary depending on country and carrier.
*SIM card sold separately.
|Payment (Samsung Pay)||Credit & debit cards: supports MST and/or NFC
Membership cards, Gift cards, Transit cards, Reward point service
*Available in select countries. Payment solutions and available features may vary depending on country, carrier, and service providers.
|Sensors||Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor|
|Authentication||Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
*Galaxy Fold has a Capacitive Fingerprint sensor on the side.
|Audio||Stereo speakers and bundled Galaxy Buds
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)
*DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.
|Video||Video playback format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
TV connection: Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps) / Wired: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter. (DisplayPort 4K UHD at 60 fps)
|Security||Knox protection: real-time monitoring and protection.
Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee)
Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to keep content such as apps, photos and videos, secured by fingerprint scanning.
*Virus and malware prevention solution providers may vary depending on country.
|In the Box||Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Buds, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, USB Connector (OTG), Quick Start Guide, Aramid Fiber Cover
*Components may not be available depending on the model you purchase or the country or region you live in. Excluding cover, black components only available with black devices and all other device colors will receive white components in box.