It takes a solid idea and sheer productiveness of a team to visualise, gather resources and work day and night to create something that has never been created before. And Samsung has managed to accomplish that by launching the new Galaxy Fold, leaving the world astounded.Galaxy Fold was launched in India on October 1 and the hands-on experience gave us a better idea of how the new device looks and functions.
There were complaints about dysfunctional and broken screens when Samsung initially launched the foldable device. But then Samsung redesigned all the phones and now we can see significant changes made in the device. On opening the box, one may find the Galaxy Fold device, Galaxy Buds Bluetooth headphones, a high-capacity charger, a USB-A to USB-C cable and a basic case to protect the phone from minor scratches and drops.
Display & design
The first look at the phone fascinates users only because of its foldable quality. It has a 7.3 inch interior screen made up of polymer and a 4.6 strong gorilla glass cover screen on the outside. The phone weighs about 276g. The interior screen does have a crease in the middle.
There are six Galaxy Fold cameras. The cover display has a single 10 MP selfie camera having the same configuration as the Note 10 front camera. When unfolded, the dual front cameras on the inside consist of the same 10 MP selfie camera and an 8 MP RGB camera.
Samsung has used the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset paired with a 12 GB of RAM. A user can use three windows for multitasking at once. It has a new feature called app continuity, wherein if a user starts working on an app on the cover screen and then opens up the phone, the app automatically moves on to the interior screen and vice versa.
Fold’s 4,380mAh battery is split in two, one on either side of the fold. It relies on Samsung’s Intelligent Adaptive Power Saving Mode and charges fairly quickly. The phone runs for just under 10 hours of Wi-Fi browsing and about 12 hours of continuous video playback. The Fold not only supports rapid wireless charging, but it can share power wirelessly with certain accessories as well.
There are some really compelling features with abundant potential in the phone altogether, but since it’s a one of a kind-brand new model; there are some visible problems to go with it.
The keyboard takes half of the display and so a user is left with just half of the screen to view things.
A third-party phone cover might restrict the access to the fingerprint reader and thus a user cannot unlock the phone with their finger. The Galaxy Fold is available in black, silver, green and blue colours across all Samsung and online stores for Rs. 1,40,790.