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5 Things to Know About the Samsung Galaxy Fold

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold is the most expensive Samsung Galaxy phone you can buy, it packs in a foldable display and it’s pretty insane looking. This is what you need to know about the all new Galaxy Fold, which arrives soon.

Samsung calls this a phone and a tablet in one, and it’s not a phablet like the Galaxy Note 9. This is a new breed of device that is sure to turn heads. Samsung is one of the first to market with a foldable screen and if you want it you are going to pay dearly for it. It’s definitely different than the Galaxy S10.

How the Samsung Galaxy Fold Screen Works

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold includes an internal 7.3-inch foldable display that Samsung calls the Infinity Flex Display. This internal display folds in the middle to allow a tablet size screen in a phone size body. This is matched up with a 4.6-inch HD+ display on the front of the phone.

The internal screen is a 1536 x 2152 resolution and the external resolution is 840 x 1960. While you may not be looking at a 4K display this is more about the foldability and the wow factor of pulling a 7.3-inch phone out of your pocket.

On the internal screen you can make use of the larger screen with the Multi-Active Window feature that allows you to use three apps at the same time. This means you can text, surf the web and watch a YouTube video all at the same time. With App Continuity apps switch between the front display and the foldable display as you open and close the device. Yes, both of the displays have a notch on them that you will need to deal with on your expensive phone.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Price

The Samsung Galaxy Fold starts at $1,980 for the 512GB version . Expect a healthy premium for any additional versions with 5G. You may be able to get this on a payment plan at your carrier to split the payments into something more manageable.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Carriers

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is only coming to a few carriers at the start, at least in the U.S. When it launches, you will be able to buy the Galaxy Fold on AT&T or T-Mobile. You may be able to buy one unlocked, but there is no mention of this yet and it is not clear if you will be able to take one from AT&T or T-Mobile and use it on Verizon or another carrier.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Release Date

The Samsung Galaxy Fold release date is in the second quarter of 2019. This is a real phone that you will be able to buy, get and use this year. It is not a concept. The official release date is currently listed for April 26th. That is for the LTE version. You may need to wait longer to buy a 5G Galaxy Fold.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Specs

While a lot of the focus is on the foldable display, this phone packs in other important specs. There are six cameras on the Galaxy Fold, a powerful processor, an impressive 12GB RAM and 512GB of storage.

DisplayMain display: 7.3” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED (4.2:3)
Cover display: 4.6 ” HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9)
CameraCover camera10MP Selfie Camera, F2.2
Rear triple camera16MP Ultra Wide Camera, F2.2

12MP Wide-angle Camera, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.5/F2.4

12MP Telephoto Camera, PDAF, OIS, F2.4, 2X optical zoom

Front dual camera10MP Selfie Camera, F2.2
8MP RGB Depth Camera, F1.9
AP7nm 64-bit Octa-core processor
Memory12GB RAM(LPDDR4x), 512GB (UFS3.0)
Battery4,380mAh (typical)*
Fast Charging compatible on wired and wirelessWired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC
Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie)
3 Reasons to Pre-Order the Galaxy S10 & 4 Reasons to Wait

Pre-Order If You Want the Galaxy S10 ASAP

Pre-Order If You Want the Galaxy S10 ASAP

If you've already decided to make one of the new Galaxy S10 models your next phone and you want it on your doorstep as soon as possible, you'll want to pre-order through Samsung, your carrier, or your favorite retailer. 

Pre-ordering the Galaxy S10 today will ensure that you get the model you want, in the color you want, on the first day of availability.

That's March 8th for most models in the United States though the unlocked and carrier-locked variants of the 128GB Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ ship out the week of March 15th.

The Galaxy S10 release date might be March 8th, but some pre-orders are already showing up on doorsteps in the United States. 

The Samsung Galaxy S10 probably won't sell out completely so there's no need to rush. Models that do sell out will likely return soon after the device's launch. 

That said, if you want peace of mind and/or want a new phone in your hands right away, pick the option that best fits your needs and put in an order now. 

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