As humans we all fancy foldable things, this has always worked out from furniture to food and Gadgets. Remember the time having a Motorola V version flip phone was the greatest flex? Yup! The sweet click’ sound when the phone folds gave us a strange sense of satisfaction. The foldable era of mobile phones is back now as Samsung has actually come up with a phone that completely folds: named as the new Samsung Galaxy Fold.
2019- The year of foldable phones
We can easily call the year 2019 as ‘The year of foldable phones’, because Huawei Mate X and the Royale Flexpai also will launch their versions of foldable phones, following Samsung. Other companies are anticipated to add their entries to the foldable phone category like the Lenovo vertical foldable phone, Xiaomi foldable phone, MOTO RAZR foldable phone, and the OPPO foldable phone.
I always wonder how do phone makers always come out with similar ideas each year? Like, did everyone just sit around at a table and decide 2019 was the year of foldable phones? Anyway, let’s just get on with it.
How foldable screens work?
Any phone is foldable if you are motivated enough but glass isn’t very stretchy, in case you were wondering. Then how does a screen bend? Organic light emitting diode displays also known as OLED displays work by making Current course through a web of organic compounds. They are remarkably flat, resilient, and of course, foldable. They don’t need a backlight, and they can create more striking colors than bulk LED displays.
Now let’s talk about the features that stand out in the new Samsung Galaxy fold.
Features that stand out
Though the company claims that they’ve changed the shape of the phone, and the shape of tomorrow, the phone when closed up, looks like an odd funny object with a pretty small screen (4.6 inches). When it unfolds, you get to use a HUGE glorious screen of 7.3 inches. As a matter of fact, there’s no doubt that this instrument is going to be an iconic innovation.
To me personally, this was the WOW Factor! Once you open the screen, it opens doors to endless possibilities. You can either use one app in full-screen mode or open up two apps vertically or even open the third panel if needed. You get up to three active apps all at once. Now that’s a treat.
Speaking of treats, the Device comes with an enormous 12GB of RAM for accelerated multitasking — from gaming to streaming, and even live broadcasting all at once. Plus, 512GB built-in storage is abundant space for your apps and communications.
Let’s talk about the cameras
The Galaxy Fold carries a total of six cameras. There are cameras three on the back, one on the front and two on the interior side. There’s a camera on the 4.6-inch outer screen which is a 10-megapixel camera reliable for quick pictures and selfies. On the inside, the 7.3-inch screen has a 10-megapixel camera and an 8-megapixel RGB depth sensor. The Rear cameras include a 12-megapixel main camera with a 16-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera and a12-megapixel telephoto lens. Phew! That’s quite a lot of cameras and pixels.
What about the price?
When it comes to the phone’s price I think Samsung misunderstood their customers’ wishes.
“Customers: Can you make an affordable phone?
Samsung: A foldable phone? Gotcha!”
Foldable phones have started off super expensive. The 4G version of the Fold starts at $1,980 and the Mate X costs about $2,600 and there may be a few twists to work out. Having said that, if enough buyers are fascinated by the phone’s design it clearly has the chance to change the way people use their phones. With features like multitasking and the ability to interact with the device, it can most likely outlast and even make other devices like tablets, out-of-date.
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