Samsung Galaxy Fold Launching South Korea on September 6


Samsung's first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold was scheduled to launch in April this year but that didn't work out as planned since the media community was quick in pointing out major issues with the phone - forcing Samsung to make immediate design changes.

Well, back in July, Samsung did promise to relaunch the Galaxy Fold in September but didn’t disclose a specific date at the time.

Samsung's yet to speak up, but a new report from a Korean media outlet now suggests Samsung has chosen September 6 for an official announcement. What's not surprising about that date is the fact that it happens to be the same date Europe's largest trade show kicks off in Berlin which means that Samsung could well use IFA 2019 as a stage to launch the phone.

According to the report, the Galaxy Fold was initially on course for a late September launch, but Samsung appears to have decided to bring the date forward, with South Korea getting the new folding phone first.

As for the rest of the world, it's said that Samsung will release the Fold in other countries later in September. Exact dates for the US, the UK, Canada, and other countries is unknown, but hopefully, we'll learn more about that soon.

Samsung Galaxy Fold: Specifications and Key features


The Samsung Galaxy Fold has two displays and isn’t really just one clamshell of a structure with a display that folds. The phone features a 4.6-inch panel on the outside and another almost square 7.3-inch panel on the inside. The display on the inside folds in half when holstered. So, you practically get a tablet with a very large display, in a size that is no bigger than a regular phablet. Flexible displays are intriguing, but moreover, they bring us closer to the ultimate form of the mobile phone.

The phone does not compromise on other specifications either, with a Snapdragon 855 paired with 12GB of RAM. You get 512GB of storage, which is not expandable. The Galaxy Fold also does away with the headphone jack, a tradition that I guess will continue in the future. The battery is rated at 4,380mAh which is actually made up of two different batteries, one in each half of the phone. I honestly think that the battery is a little too small to power a phone that is capable of running a screen that big, but I will reserve my comments for later.

The Fold has a total of six cameras: Three on the back (regular, ultrawide, telephoto), two (regular and depth sensor) on the inside (in the notch of the folding screen) and another one on the front, above the smaller display. Samsung aim here is to essentially ensure that you take great photos and selfies, irrespective of the screen you are interacting with.

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