Samsung has confirmed its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, will launch in the UK on May 3. The first device of its kind from a major phone maker, here is everything you need to know about the Galaxy Fold….
As well as a traditional 4.6-inch smartphone screen, the Galaxy Fold houses a second, larger display inside its body.
When unfolded and open, users can take advantage of a flexible 7.3-inch AMOLED Infinity Flex display.
The fold is powered by a new hinging mechanism engineered by the tech giant which uses multiple interlocking gears housed in a hidden enclosure.
The Fold contains features common in most flagship smartphones – including a fingerprint scanner in the side of the device.
But it also includes six cameras – three on the rear, two on the inside and one on the front of the device.
The Fold also appears to have space for more battery power. It will contain a 4380mAh battery – one of the largest available in a smartphone.
The larger screen of the Fold is able to display up to three apps at once for multi-tasking purposes.
The device also supports what Samsung calls App Continuity, which allows users to transition between the two screens seamlessly – as the Fold opens and closes, apps will automatically show up where you left off.
Price and availability
The UK price has not yet been confirmed but the Galaxy Fold will go on sale in Europe – including the UK – on May 3, costing 2,000 euro.