Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of the Galaxy Fold—a completely new category of mobile technology—now available in Korea, followed by select countries including France, Germany, Singapore, UK, US and more. With a 5G-ready option in select countries, consumers will be able to unfold the future on the fastest network speeds available. For more information see the IDTechEx report on 5G Technology, Market and Forecasts 2019-2029.
Galaxy Fold was designed to inspire new experiences: When closed, essentials can be accessed on the cover display comfortably with one hand, and when opened, users can explore new ways to multitask, watch videos, play games, and more, on its immersive 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display. For more information see the IDTechEx report on Flexible & Foldable OLED Displays 2019-2029.
"The category-defining Galaxy Fold is a device that defies the barriers of traditional smartphone design. Now, we're excited to release this pioneering mobile technology, and allow consumers to experience it for themselves," said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. "Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Galaxy Fold's revolutionary form factor offers a bigger, more immersive screen without sacrificing portability. This is what we call innovation of new mobile experience in action."
The Galaxy Fold combines users' favorite smartphone and tablet features to deliver a new kind of mobile device and a first-of-its-kind user experience—from a new form factor and materials to its unique foldable UX, versatile camera. Samsung worked alongside partners to create an entirely new UX that will change the way we use our mobile devices and takes full advantage of the foldable design with its cover and main displays.
When closed, you can shoot a quick video, and then simply open the device to watch it on a larger screen—with App Continuity, the video seamlessly transitions from the cover display to the main display. With Multi-Active Window, you can run multiple apps at once in real-time and effectively multitask: Edit footage, browse through the photo gallery for still shots, and read emails from friends and co-workers, all at the same time.
With a 5G-ready option, Galaxy Fold users in select markets can take full advantage of their carriers' fastest speeds. The Galaxy Fold 5G harnesses the full power of next-generation connectivity for streaming and downloading high-resolution videos and other content, as well as graphics-heavy games, at super-charged speeds.