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Samsung Foldable Phone, only $2000 for little magic
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    • 4.6" folded display
    • 7.3" unfolded
    • 27mm 12mp F1.5 or F2.4 dual aperture main camera, Samsung sensor (under Sony license), same that we had for 2 years already
    • 52mm 12mp F3.4 with cheaper sensor without dual pixel AF
    • 12mm 16mp F2.2 extremely cheapened wide camera without any stabilizer
    • All other cameras are selfie ones, all of them lack OIS and use small cheap sensor

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  • @jleo

    Samsung marketing told that it is "premium luxury device" :-)

    Lacks MicroSD and headphone jack as attributes of poor scum.

    Most fun thing will be price you could sell this one year ahead :-).

  • It's The Samsung Unaffordable Foldable ! :)

  • PR

    Samsung Unfolds the Future with a Whole New Mobile Category: Introducing Galaxy Fold

    The world's first Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex Display, endless multitasking possibilities and our most versatile camera yet -- in one breakthrough device

    Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. unveiled the highly anticipated Galaxy Fold, a new foldable device creating a new mobile category. Galaxy Fold features the world's first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display. Galaxy Fold offers a powerful new way to multitask, watch videos, play games, and more -- bringing to life new experiences and possibilities years in the making.

    "Today, Samsung is writing the next chapter in mobile innovation history by changing what's possible in a smartphone. Galaxy Fold introduces a completely new category that unlocks new capabilities never seen before with our Infinity Flex Display." said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. "We created Galaxy Fold for those that want to experience what a premium foldable device can do, beyond the limitations of a traditional smartphone."

    A Smartphone. A Tablet. Folded into One.

    Galaxy Fold is in a category of its own. It delivers a new kind of mobile experience allowing users to do things they couldn't do with an ordinary smartphone. Users now have the best of both worlds; a compact device that unfolds to reveal Samsung's largest-ever smartphone display. Galaxy Fold brings together material, engineering and display innovations, developed over eight years following the debut of Samsung's first flexible display prototype in 2011.

    New Display Materials: The internal screen does not merely bend. It folds. Folding is a more intuitive motion, and a more difficult innovation to deliver. Samsung invented a new polymer layer and created a display around 50 percent thinner than the typical smartphone display. The new material makes Galaxy Fold flexible and tough, built to last.

    New Hinge Mechanism: Galaxy Fold opens smoothly and naturally, like a book, and closes flat and compact with a satisfying click. To achieve this, Samsung engineered a sophisticated hinge with multiple interlocking gears. This system is housed in a hidden enclosure for a seamless and elegant look.

    New Design Elements: From the screen to the housing, to every element you can see and touch -- Samsung left no stone unturned. The fingerprint scanner is found on the side where the thumb naturally rests, so the device unlocks easily. Two batteries and the components are evenly distributed so Galaxy Fold feels balanced in your hands. Colours with unique finishing---Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green and Astro Blue[1]---and the engraved hinge with Samsung logo complete its elegant fit and finish.

    A Whole New Experience

    Galaxy Fold was designed with smartphone users in mind -- driven by bigger and better form factors that boost their experiences. Galaxy Fold changes to the screen you need, the moment you need it. Slip it out of your pocket for one-handed calls, texts and more, then open for endless multitasking and higher quality viewing on our largest mobile display for presentations, digital magazines, movies, and AR content.

    The unique UX built just for Galaxy Fold, provides new ways to get the most out of your smartphone:

    Multi-Active Window: The possibilities are virtually endless with Galaxy Fold -- designed for the ultimate multitasker. You can open up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display so you can surf, text, work, watch and share without losing a beat.

    App Continuity: Make intuitive, seamless transitions between the cover and the main displays. As Galaxy Fold opens and closes, apps will automatically show up where you leave off. When you're ready to take a photo, make in-depth edits, or want to take a closer look at you feed, open the display for a big screen and fuller canvas.

    Samsung worked with Google and the Android developer community to ensure that apps and services were available for the Galaxy Fold's unique experience.

    Premium Performance Built to Fold

    Galaxy Fold is built for heavy and intense use whether it's working, playing or sharing ---all of which requires advanced performance. Packed with powerful hardware, the Galaxy Fold is more than up to the task.

    Do More: To ensure everything runs smoothly, even with running three apps simultaneously, Samsung equipped Galaxy Fold with a high-powered, next-generation AP chipset and 12GB of RAM with PC-like performance. The sophisticated dual battery system was specifically engineered to keep up with you. Galaxy Fold is also capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare[2], while connected to a regular charger so you can leave your second charger at home.

    Ultimate Multimedia Experience: The Galaxy Fold is designed for entertainment. Thanks to immersive visuals on the Dynamic AMOLED display and crisp, clear sound by AKG with the stereo speakers, your favourite movies and games come to life in rich sound and colour.

    Our Most Versatile Camera Yet: No matter which way you hold---or fold---the device, a camera will be ready to capture the scene, so you never miss the moment. With six lenses---three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover---the Galaxy Fold camera system has flexibility built in. Galaxy Fold introduces a new level of multitasking, allowing you to use other apps during a video call.

    Do it All with Galaxy Fold

    Galaxy Fold is more than a mobile device. It's a portal to an entire galaxy of connected devices and services that Samsung has developed over the years to make it easier for consumers do the things that they couldn't do before. Pair with Samsung DeX  for even more productivity power with a PC-like experience. Bixby is supported with new personal intelligence functionalities like Bixby Routines to help anticipate your needs, and Samsung Knox will keep your data and information safe. From using your phone to make purchases with Samsung Pay, to using Samsung Health to manage your health and wellness, the Galaxy ecosystem is there to as you pursue the things you're passionate about.

  • For this pile of money you miss out the $1 hp jack? Fail!

  • Several users have quipped that bendable phones bear an uncanny resemblance in their function to the original flip phone, released in the 1990s.

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  • Samsung's Galaxy Fold is breaking for some early users

    Several reporters with early access to Samsung's Galaxy Fold — a luxury foldable smartphone that turns into a tablet — say their new devices broke after just a few days of use.

    Reviewer Mark Gurman from Bloomberg said his "review unit is completely broken and unusable after just two days in." In a series of tweets, he documented how his screen broke after he removed the protective film on the screen. Meanwhile, The Verge's Dieter Bohn called out a "small bulge" on what he said was a defective hinge.

    Other reviewers have indicated a constant flickering screen.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/17/tech/samsung-galaxy-fold-break/index.html

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  • We recently unveiled a completely new mobile category: a smartphone using multiple new technologies and materials to create a display that is flexible enough to fold. We are encouraged by the excitement around the Galaxy Fold.

    While many reviewers shared with us the vast potential they see, some also showed us how the device needs further improvements that could ensure the best possible user experience.

    To fully evaluate this feedback and run further internal tests, we have decided to delay the release of the Galaxy Fold. We plan to announce the release date in the coming weeks.

    Initial findings from the inspection of reported issues on the display showed that they could be associated with impact on the top and bottom exposed areas of the hinge. There was also an instance where substances found inside the device affected the display performance.

    We will take measures to strengthen the display protection. We will also enhance the guidance on care and use of the display including the protective layer so that our customers get the most out of their Galaxy Fold.

    We value the trust our customers place in us and they are always our top priority. Samsung is committed to working closely with customers and partners to move the industry forward. We want to thank them for their patience and understanding.

  • Huge thing that he does not understand is that Samsung released their phone at this exact time ONLY because Chinese BOE already came with better bendable OLED screens. And it actually had been good money to oil many major reviewers and press to hold their coverage of Chinese stuff until they publish Samsung thing.

  • Really fragile thingy

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  • This may be an unpopular opinion, but I think this whole foldable thing is trash and will not really be possible until some kind of quantum morphing materials thing becomes possible. Just trying to fit a square peg in a round hole.

  • Best Buy cancels pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Fold

    On Thursday, the retailer emailed customers who pre-ordered the phone a cancellation notice. The highly-anticipated device, announced in February, broke for early tech reviewers, forcing Samsung to delay the April launch. Samsung hasn't yet said when the nearly $2,000 phone will now ship. "While Samsung continues to make progress in enhancing the Galaxy Fold, a new release date has not yet been announced," Best Buy confirmed it wrote in the email. "Because of this, we want to let you know that we are canceling all current preorders for the Galaxy Fold."

    Best Buy also included a $100 savings code for future purchases.

    https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/24/tech/samsung-galaxy-fold-best-buy-preodrers/index.html