Samsung Galaxy Fold is just a definition of a luxury phone that you really need to dish out $1,980 to grab. After spending several years in rumour, Samsung Galaxy Foldable smartphone finally arrived. It was supposed to be the first foldable phone to launch in the United States back in April, but following early hands-on testing, it became quickly apparent that Samsung needed to go back to the drawing board. Now, the company has re-launched it late-September.
Before we begin to look into the features of this phone, let’s quickly talk about the prices.
Official Prices For Samsung Galaxy Fold
UK – £1,800
USA – $1,980 (approximately $2000)
Samsung Galaxy Fold In Stores
Ebay – $2,700
Amazon – $3,500
Best Buy – $1,979
AT & T – $1,979 – (Out of Stock)
Nigeria – N1.2million
UnBoxing Galaxy Foldable
The Galaxy Fold is well packaged with an eco-friendly materials, and from the moment you open the box, your joyful experience with the device begins. It is very important you check out the product usage instructions that come attached to the display. These provide you with an introduction to the Galaxy Fold’s innovative folding mechanism and outline how to make the most of the device’s groundbreaking two displays.
The Galaxy Fold is designed to effortlessly fit into your hands. The ergonomic design makes it very easy to hold it with one hand when folded. It is even narrower than conventional smartphones – 62.8mm in width and 160.9mm in length – for maximum ease of use. The vital buttons are ensured to be somewhere easily reachable whether folded or unfolded.
The volume keys, power key and fingerprint recognition sensors are located on the right side of the device for convenience. These keys can be customized according to your own usage preferences – pressing the power key twice defaults to launch camera, and long pressing the power key launches Bixby. These settings can be changed to open your preferred apps (Settings > Advanced features > Bixby).
Switching Between Folded and Unfolded Display
With the brand’s new UX developed specifically for the Galaxy Fold, you can uninterruptedly continue to check an email notification on the front screen and open up the main display to reveal a large keyboard for easier replying. This works both ways between the two displays; if you’ve read an e-book or e-mail on the cover display, you can open up the device to its unfolded, expansive main display and continue reading seamlessly. Similarly, you can take an in-depth look at a navigation app on the main display to work out directions, then fold the phone and have your route switch over without interruption to the cover display for easy reference while walking (Settings > Display > Continue apps on front screen).
Taking Picture With Samsung Galaxy Fold
When it comes to taking photos with your Galaxy Fold, you are able to take great photos at any time thanks to the six cameras it has on its front, back and main display. For taking a quick selfie, the front camera on the cover display is the perfect choice, and then when you’re looking to capture a memory with a larger number of people, the dual cameras of the main display are able to capture everything and everyone in a live focus selfie – all without a selfie stick.
Furthermore, users can enjoy an expansive, immersive picture-taking experience when harnessing the Galaxy Fold’s rear triple camera thanks to the size of the viewfinder on the Galaxy Fold’s unfolded screen. For effortless picture-taking regardless of the orientation of your device, the Galaxy Fold’s shutter button will automatically move to an optimized location when you turn your device to and from portrait or landscape – you can even press and drag the button to place it somewhere else yourself.
Multitasking With Samsung Galaxy Fold
Multitasking has become part of our daily lives as we constantly find ourselves switching between apps in order to get everything done. The Galaxy Fold lets you enjoy this experience all on one screen device thanks to its Multi-Active Window feature, which allows you to use multiple active apps simultaneously on the display for the first time on a smartphone.
By swiping the right-hand side of the main unfolded display, you can access the Multi Window Tray, which lists both your recently used apps as well as a ‘View All’ button to see all apps that support Multi Window. You can also customize your most-used apps within the Tray (Settings > Advanced features > Multi window tray). You can then drag and drop up to three apps into the desired position and order on the display, and even then toggle the size of the app’s window by pressing the handle at the top each window for further customization.
But this PC-like multitasking experience does not stop there for the busy user. As well as three Multi Windows, the Galaxy Fold also supports up to five pop-up windows, meaning that on days where there’s a lot to be done, you can work on up to eight applications simultaneously. To access these pop-up windows, open up the Multi Window Tray, drag the app you need to the center of the display. These pop-up windows can be made transparent so as not to hinder your use of the Multi-Active Windows behind it.