Samsung showcased its first foldable smartphone.Galaxy Fold last month at an event in San Francisco. Recently, the company announced that it will launch the smartphone in April in Europe, UK and US.
At the time of the launch of the smartphone, Samsung said that Galaxy Fold uses a new type of polymer layer which makes the device flexible and tough at the same time. The company also claims that the hinge of the device consist of multiple interlocking gears which are hidden in an enclosure and offer a smooth closing and opening experience to the users.
In order to test the folding ability of the smartphone, Samsung a test with reliability labs and has also released a video of the same. This test, which examines whether the Galaxy Fold can outlast 200,000 folds and unfolds (or around five years of use, if used 100 times a day), takes a full week to complete. While the extent of the test may seem like overkill to some, Samsung viewed it as vital to ensuring the durability of device’s hinged design and Infinity Flex Display.
To recall, the Samsung Galaxy Fold comes with a regular thick 4.6-inch display which opens into a large 7.3-inch tablet. It is most expensive smartphone from Samsung and comes with a price tag of $1,980 which translates into Rs 1.41 lakh.
The smartphone is powered by a 7nm octa-core processor and runs Android 9.0 Pie operating system. The foldable smartphone offers 12GB of RAM and 512GB internal storage. There are a total of 6 cameras of the Galaxy Fold. Three at the back, one at the centre and two on the front.