Not the world’s first foldable phone, but definitely the one to be remembered in time as such. We’ve heard the rumors for years, and now it’s here. The device that blurs the line between smartphone and tablet: the foldable smartphone. Let’s admit it; it’s the future, and this phone will no doubt start the race.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold transforms from the size of a small tablet (7.3 inches) to the size of a phone (4.7 inches) to fit right in your pocket without sacrificing any functionality. A smaller display activates when the phone is folded, and switching back and forth is effortless. A sturdy hinge system uses interlocking gears to keep movement smooth for hundreds of thousands of folds, so you can leave your intuitive fear (that you might break the screen) with the past.
Besides the fold, what makes the newest Galaxy so great? For starters, six different cameras, including a 16-megapixel super-wide angle lens, 12-megapixel wide-angle, 12-megapixel telephoto, and 10-megapixel selfie camera, allowing you to take quality snapshots from almost any angle. And don’t forget the powerful 7nm octa-core processor, 12GB of RAM, and two different batteries, all designed to make sure the Galaxy Fold never slows you down. In fact, you can now run three apps at once.
Google has also announced software support for the new platform (named “Foldables”) that takes advantage of the flexible display technology. The Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available in April, and the price is at $2,000. Kind of steep for a phone/tablet, but hey, it’s the first (practically).