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Samsung Galaxy Fold : Not living upto expectations

Samsung Galaxy fold : The ‘cons only’ phone

Samsung’s much awaited folding phone – Galaxy Fold is first releasing on 26 April 2019 in USA. Following are the expected dates for its release in other regions of world :

RegionExpected ReleaseExpected Price
USA April 26, 2019 $1,980
Europe May 3, 2019 €2,000.
India May 07, 2019. Rs. 140,790

Following are the key features of the phone

Performance Octa-core
(1×2.84 GHz Kryo
485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
512 GB (Internal), 12 GB RAM (RAM)
DisplayDynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Cover display: 4.6″, Super AMOLED, 720×1680 pixels
(21:9)
CameraRear : Triple camera setup (12MP + 12MP + 16MP)
Front : Dual camera (10MP + 8MP)
Battery4380 mAh + Fast charging + Fast Wireless charging

Phone is good at performance, infact it is excellent and the tablet experience is also good with samsung’s one UI , camera quality is also impressive but there are several other things to consider, for example look at below picture,

Galaxy fold image
  • The phone can’t completely fold to flat. There is a gap in between two fold which makes the phone even thicker
samsung Galaxy fold in hand
  • Phone has a small 4.6″ cover display with large bezels surrounding it which makes it even smaller.
  • Phone is thick, tall and hence not suitable for single handed use

The phone does not fit in a small pocket, it is like two phones attached together, but since it is a pioneer in the category of folding phones, it is not a surprise that it has several issues. There are some complaints on screen breaking due to different reasons. Many reviewers who got early access to the phone are complaining about display being a big issue. Below is the 8 sec video by CNBC’s Steve Kovach

https://twitter.com/i/status/1118571414934753280

In India, samsung galaxy fold will be released on may 07, 2019 with a price of Rs. 140,790 .Price was expected to be high already but the device is weird as phone and just above average as tablet.

Source : https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-fold/

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