Our smartphones have been through various stages - infinity screens, bezel-less designs, removal of headphone jacks… What else can manufacturers possibly come up with? This is where foldable phones come in.
Portability, functionality and design play a huge role in purchasing decision. After the initial introduction and delay of Samsung’s foldable device, the revised version of the phone promises higher durability and improved construction, along with custom user experience, mobility and multitasking features. The Galaxy Fold, which was launched in Korea on 5th September, will be available in select countries, namely France, Germany, Singapore, U.K., and U.S. among others.
The device comes in two colours, Cosmos Black and Space Silver. Along with a 5G-ready option in some countries, users will be able to experience their carriers’ fastest network speeds, which is but a glimpse of what the future holds. The 5G feature allows consumers to fully take advantage of next-generation connectivity for streaming and downloading high-resolution videos, along with graphics-heavy games and other content at top speed.
Merging smartphone and tablet features into one, the possibilities are endless. When the Galaxy Fold is closed, users can easily access essential apps, and when it’s opened, the 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display makes for an immersive surface on which to explore different ways of multitasking.
Capturing, sharing and editing mobile content is also reinvented with this innovative device. You can shoot videos when the phone is closed, and then open it to watch the end product on a larger display. App Continuity allows for a seamless transition between the cover display and main display. The Multi-Active Window also lets users run multiple apps simultaneously - think editing footage and browsing through your gallery while reading emails.
“The category-defining Galaxy Fold is a device that defies the barriers of traditional smartphone design. Now, we’re excited to release this pioneering mobile technology, and allow consumers to experience it for themselves,” said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.
Will you be getting one for yourself?
By: Celestine Foo