Samsung just released the Samsung Galaxy Fold, a device that doubles as both a smartphone and tablet. Now just how smart is that?
Like the name suggests, the Fold will be able to fold into a smartphone or unfold to become a tablet. As a phone, the Fold has a 4.6” screen and a 10 MP selfie camera. As a tablet, the screen expands to 7.3” and features two front cameras. The first one is a 10 MP selfie camera and the second is an 8 MP depth camera. Additionally, there are three rear cameras: a 12 MP telephoto, 12 MP wide-angle, and 13 MP ultra-wide. These cameras can be used whether the Fold is in a phone or tablet mode.
The Fold also sports some impressive components, including a Snapdragon 855 processor, 12 GB of RAM and up to 512 GB of storage. In addition, the 4380 mAh battery can be charged wired or wirelessly. Unfortunately, though, there is no micro SD card to increase the storage capacity as with the previous generation.
Excitement has been ignited regarding the two key features of the Fold: app continuity and multiple apps. App continuity allows users to open an app in smartphone mode, then unfold the device and continue using the app in tablet mode. Multiple apps allow three apps to simultaneously run while in tablet mode. Therefore, users can watch YouTube videos, play games, and text their friends at the same time.
The major disadvantage of the Fold is the price, which is $1,980. However, for those wanting an outstanding device that is both a smartphone and tablet, the price may be well worth it. If this concept goes over well with consumers, though, this could be the next big push in the smartphone market.
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The Galaxy Fold phone will be available in the United States through AT&T and T-Mobile starting in the second quarter of 2019.
Author: Emily Cieslewicz, IT Tech Assistant
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