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The Galaxy Fold: First Folding Smartphone

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"Samsung has finally announced its first-ever foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold. The smartphone features a 7.3-inch display on the inside, as well as a smaller 4.6-inch display on the outside that can be used with just one hand.

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To accommodate the folding design, Samsung has split the battery into two parts, one on each half of the phone's body. The two batteries add up to 4,380mAh of capacity, which is pretty significant for a smartphone.

That's not all that's impressive about this phone, though, as it comes with 512GB of storage and 12GB of RAM, and it's the first smartphone support Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.0. Additionally, it's one of the first smartphones to support 5G out of the box.

The Galaxy Fold is going to be available on April 26, and there will be a few colors to choose from. You can even choose a different color for the hinge and the back of the phone. All of this will be very expensive, though, with the Fold starting at a whopping $1,980. "

Source: Neowin
 
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I'm not into smartphones,but this is so nice.
 
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Expensive yes but you do get two devices in one a smartphone, and tablet.
 
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Expensive yes but you do get two devices in one a smartphone, and tablet.
That already exists, it's called a Phablet. :p

Folding screens are cool but I see them as a novelty at best, especially with that kind of price.
Just imagine trying to replace the battery in this thing once it inevitably gives out. :eek:
 
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A niche within a niche.
Let's see in one year time how many of them have broken hinges or damaged screen from all the folding/unfolding.

And the price is just ridiculous... One could get a high-end 17" gaming laptop for that money.
 
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Wonder how many folds you can do before it breaks if thats even possible.
 

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Samsung possibly setting up an agreement with Valve for game streaming is interesting.

Having used this feature, which is standard for Radeon cards through AMD's own Adrenalin driver for all games is great, especially streaming to tablet.

Now I'm curious to see what Samsung's version will look like streaming anywhere...
 
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I think I'd rather get a cheaper phone and a decent notebook for that kind of cash.
Interesting technology though and give it a few years and it might become a lot more affordable.
 
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Not exactly the world's first folding Smartphone, but it is Samsungs first.
So you've linked two prototypes to support it's not the first? Let's see if anything else is available before April 26. Samsung has had various demo units around for years. I don't mind the Xiaomi bi-fold, but it's not in the same league. Huawei/Oppo/LG should also bring strong competition this year.
 
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I'm not gonna pay more than $80 for a phone so yeah.....


Honestly this phone is ugly and expensive - pretty sure they overshot the sales estimates on this one.
 
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damn ...

oh, Samsung? naaaahhhhh not even touching it with a 10ft pole ...

Huawei/Oppo/LG should also bring strong competition this year.
indeed: Huawei does it better with the Mate X, no notch, better hinge mechanic and probably less pricey (although even at the same price ...would retain more value) also, 5G compatible (but retain 2g/3g/4g+) and looking forward LG and Oppo model later
https://consumer.huawei.com/uk/phones/mate-x/

i liked samsung ... until the Galaxy SII (even with their construction build they looked nice ... but hey, at the time all the other were also lookin plastic'ish and their price werent so different) ... and then they went south and adopted a Apple behavior
 
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From a news post at Neowin:
"Now, a new video showing the phone being handled by a user has been posted on YouTube, providing us an actual view of how the Fold transforms from its phone mode to tablet, and vice versa. But what is hard to ignore in the video is the presence of a fold crease that's visible in the middle of the screen when the device is in tablet mode."
 

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From a news post at Neowin:
"Now, a new video showing the phone being handled by a user has been posted on YouTube, providing us an actual view of how the Fold transforms from its phone mode to tablet, and vice versa. But what is hard to ignore in the video is the presence of a fold crease that's visible in the middle of the screen when the device is in tablet mode."
Its hideous. At least if you get mugged you can smack the mugger with it
 
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Wonderful, humanity got folding phones. Now it's time to direct some talent towards free energy, cancer research, cleaning the oceans and perhaps... colonizing the universe:)
 
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From a news post at Neowin:
"Now, a new video showing the phone being handled by a user has been posted on YouTube, providing us an actual view of how the Fold transforms from its phone mode to tablet, and vice versa. But what is hard to ignore in the video is the presence of a fold crease that's visible in the middle of the screen when the device is in tablet mode."
yep overpriced notched p.o.s ... "Samsung, what else."

Its hideous. At least if you get mugged you can smack the mugger with it
that's a weak statement ... but that's a good debut...
 
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Its hideous. At least if you get mugged you can smack the mugger with it
Like an old Timex watch.... Takes a licking and keep on ticking...... Maybe.
 
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