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Samsung Galaxy Fold Launched In India


After months of delay and anticipation, the Galaxy Fold is finally available for sale in India. Launched at a price of INR 1,64,999 this is by no means your run-of-the-mill smartphone. It’s the first mainstream foldable phone to have ever been announced and is also the first foldable smartphone to be launched in India.

The Galaxy Fold is a leap in the thought of what a smartphone can be and do. The Galaxy fold is a phone that opens up like a book to offer a bigger screen for a table-like experience. Hence instead of carrying a separate device for enjoying media, you can now simply open up your phone to do so. The display up front is a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1960x840 and a 21:9 aspect ratio. When opened up, the Fold offers a 7.3-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2152x1536 and an aspect ratio of 4.2:3).

The phone has a total of 6 cameras. There’s one on the front of the phone, two on the inside for when the display is opened, and three on the back. The triple-camera setup comprises of a 16MP ultra-wide camera with an f/2.2 aperture, a 12MP wide-angle camera, with Dual Pixel AF, OIS, and variable f/1.5 to f/2.4 aperture; and finally, a 12MP telephoto camera with PDAF, OIS, an f/2.4 aperture, and 2X optical zoom. The dual-camera setup located in the notch on the bigger display includes a 10MP f/2.2 sensor and an 8MP RBG depth camera with f/1.9 aperture. The single-camera on the front of the phone is also a 10MP f/2.2 sensor.
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The phone is powered by an Exynos 9825 octa-core processor that is coupled with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of UFS 3.0 storage. Currently, the phone is based on Android Pie with Samsung’s own customizations to make the switch from the small display to the larger display seamless. If you open a camera application on the smaller screen and the fold open the display, the bigger display will start from just where you left. The fingerprint sensor of the phone resides in the power button that is located on the right-hand side of the phone, just like the Galaxy S10e. The phone has two batteries with a combined capacity of 4,380mAh. Unfortunately, there’s only support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 2.0 via its USB Type-C port. The phone supports wireless charging like all Samsung flagship phones.

But unlike Samsung’s flagship Galaxy Note 10 series or the Galaxy S10 series, there’s no water and dust resistance. Instead, because of its fragile form factor, there’s a bunch of warnings that pop up on the display the first time you fire up. If you do buy the phone, Samsung wants you to treat the display with light touches, keep the hinge away from water and dust and keep valuables like your cards and keys in a different pocket.

While Samsung has improved the hinge and the display from the infamous Galaxy Fold unveiled earlier this year, questions about its durability remain. The phone goes on sale in India from October 20 and buyers will get to experience Samsung’s Fold Premiere Service that includes 24/7 support, one-on-one interaction with Samsung's support personnel and will help you in the event of any mishap with the phone. Samsung’s Galaxy Buds and an Aramid Fiber Slim Cover will be included in the box with the Galaxy Fold.

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