The Galaxy Fold is Samsung's $1980 7.3-inch folding smartphone

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in General Discussion edited February 20
The first product to debut in Samsung's Feb. 20 press event is the Galaxy Fold, its first-ever foldable smartphone, with an eye-watering price.

Samsung Galaxy Fold


When compact the device has a 4.6-inch, 1,960-by-840 pixel screen, but it unfolds into a 7.3-inch, 2,152-by-1,536 tablet, aided by technologies like an Infinity Flex display and a hinge with interlocking gears. "App continuity" allows apps to change size on the fly, and in tablet mode up to three apps can appear simultaneously.

Samsung Galaxy Fold


Internal specs include 12 gigabytes of RAM, 512 gigabytes of eUFS (Universal Flash Storage 3.0), expansion with microSD cards, and twin batteries offering 4,380 milliamp-hours of power. A triple-lens camera with wide, ultrawide and telephoto options works in both phone and tablet modes, and a dual-lens front camera uses its second sensor for depth data.

Samsung Galaxy Fold


The Fold can even charge a second device via Wireless PowerShare while connected to its own charger.

Prices start at $1,980, with colors including Cosmos Black, Space Silver, Martian Green, or Astral Blue. The phone will launch Apr. 26.

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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 95
    Wow?  If they sell 100, will they tout that as exceeding expectations?  Couldn't they at least price it at $1984 or $2001?  Or 1999 for the Prince fans?
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  • Reply 2 of 95
    You've got to know when to hold 'em/ Know when to fold 'em/ Know when to walk away/ And know when to run...
    edited February 20 ArloTimetravelerjkichlinestompyfuzzylobesericthehalfbeen2itivguyminicoffeeStrangeDayslolliverradarthekat
  • Reply 3 of 95
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,647member
    Apple tax. Oh wait, tech pundits are probably salivating over this and states Apple falls further behind!
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  • Reply 4 of 95
    AppleExposedAppleExposed Posts: 584unconfirmed, member

    So where will the Apple haters be when they said Apple was too expensive?


    Will they be hypocrites AGAIN?!


    Meanwhile Apple engineers everything from the hardware to software. Samsung steals and uses others software and sells at Apple prices.

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  • Reply 5 of 95
    irelandireland Posts: 17,547member
    Another explosive Samsung product in the making. My prediction is people experience a lot of reliability issues with this device. Phone markers are having trouble making reliable non-folding phones. This is the kind of product, at this juncture in technology, that will prove far better on paper than in reality. And phones are already too expensive. Early adopters be warned. 
    edited February 20 JMCKEVERlolliverolsredgeminipawatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 95
    Almost $2k for a Samsung phone? LOL 
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  • Reply 7 of 95
    AppleExposedAppleExposed Posts: 584unconfirmed, member
    I'm watching it and if you didn't know better, you'd think it was an Apple event....
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  • Reply 8 of 95
    I feel like a piker for having only a $1000 iPhone!
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  • Reply 9 of 95
    I will give them credit, they did it the right way. Not like the one released a couple of months back (Huawei?) with the screen on the outside. That said it's still Samsung s*** running Android. Pass at any price.

    Though I will say I am looking forward to a folding iPhone. Apple will do it right. Something the size of a slightly thicker SE that folds out. That would be nice. OTOH I really don't need a huge screen on my phone. I have an iPad for that.
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  • Reply 10 of 95

    I can’t see myself with a $2000 mobile. I'm just going to stick with my cheap iPhone Xs Max, it does everything I need

    edited February 20 racerhomie3king editor the gratealbegarcmacseekermacplusplusJMCKEVERviclauyyclolliverolsjbdragon
  • Reply 11 of 95
    jkichlinejkichline Posts: 1,329member
    I'm not sure why you need a foldable phone when you could go full AR headset and the world is your screen. Just saying.
    edited February 20 radarthekatcaladanianwatto_cobra
  • Reply 12 of 95
    Wow, I've been browsing this forum for years, finally signed up and my first post is going to be on a Samsung phone!

     First impressions:

    As a phone - awful
    As a tablet - amazing
    Price - ridiculous

     As a first gen product then its not that bad, they're laying the ground work for the future - which is great and something I hope Apple is doing behind the scenes as this sort of thing is the future. However, if this doesn't sell (which it won't) then will they carry on the R&D at a loss for say 10 years until it is as thin as current phones?

    Anyway, fair play for the innovation but we know apple wouldn't release such a half baked product this early.
    edited February 20 albegarclollivermuthuk_vanalingamcaladanianwatto_cobra
  • Reply 13 of 95
    crowleycrowley Posts: 5,743member
    Well they certainly didn’t copy Apple this time.
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  • Reply 14 of 95
    crowley said:
    Well they certainly didn’t copy Apple this time.
    And see the mistakes they made.
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  • Reply 15 of 95
    crowley said:
    Well they certainly didn’t copy Apple this time.
    Apple theorized a folding LCD display in 1987 with their Knowledge Navigator video.
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  • Reply 16 of 95
    The first thing that sprang to mind: How do you protect this ~$2,000 investment? And it’s going to require a LOT of protecting, since folded it’s got a screen on both sides. And it’s out as a “pocket computer”, because of it’s thickness and probably weight.

    New iPad Mini is soon due out. I’d bet you can buy one plus a top of the line iPhone for less than $2,000....

    Edit: This looks to me like something designed to appeal to those interested in the latest gadget rather than something truly practical and useful.

    Edit #2: I’ve designed a hinge for a different application that could actually allow this phone to be folded face to face. Seems to me that would be a much better way to go.
    edited February 20 albegarcchialolliverwatto_cobra
  • Reply 17 of 95
    NY1822NY1822 Posts: 584member
    I'm watching it and if you didn't know better, you'd think it was an Apple event....

    ...except no one is clapping and the person on stage has to say "thank you, thank you, thank you..." to cue people to start clapping
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  • Reply 18 of 95
    anomeanome Posts: 1,243member

    Can't wait to see what the price here is going to be, given that the high-end iPhone is around the A$2000 mark already. And I wonder how many people will justify it because of the folding screen. Can't wait to see how that lasts.

    Seriously, I kind of half considered getting one, but not at that price, especially given it was just out of curiousity, and I had no intention of giving up the iPhone.

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  • Reply 19 of 95
    AppleExposedAppleExposed Posts: 584unconfirmed, member
    wattouk said:
    Wow, I've been browsing this forum for years, finally signed up and my first post is going to be on a Samsung phone!

     First impressions:

    As a phone - awful
    As a tablet - amazing
    Price - ridiculous

     As a first gen product then its not that bad, they're laying the ground work for the future - which is great and something I hope Apple is doing behind the scenes as this sort of thing is the future. However, if this doesn't sell (which it won't) then will they carry on the R&D at a loss for say 10 years until it is as thin as current phones?

    Anyway, fair play for the innovation but we know apple wouldn't release such a half baked product this early.


    Apple releases things when they're finished.


    Sammy shi*s out product to be "first". The morons claim Samsung is innovative and others copied. Repeat.

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  • Reply 20 of 95
    wattouk said:
    Wow, I've been browsing this forum for years, finally signed up and my first post is going to be on a Samsung phone!

     First impressions:

    As a phone - awful
    As a tablet - amazing
    Price - ridiculous

     As a first gen product then its not that bad, they're laying the ground work for the future - which is great and something I hope Apple is doing behind the scenes as this sort of thing is the future. However, if this doesn't sell (which it won't) then will they carry on the R&D at a loss for say 10 years until it is as thin as current phones?

    Anyway, fair play for the innovation but we know apple wouldn't release such a half baked product this early.


    Apple releases things when they're finished.


    Sammy shi*s out product to be "first". The morons claim Samsung is innovative and others copied. Repeat.

    Reminds me of Samsung’s computer watch, which “came out first”. I can’t even remembe it’s name....
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