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.
– Two Screens
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.
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.
– App Continuity
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.
- Press Association