Samsung's Galaxy Fold reveal kicked off Unpacked with a bang on Wednesday, showing off an eye-catching foldable phone with an astounding price tag of $1,980 (about £1,500 or AU$2,800).It's a high price, but it does contain a lot of luxury-level specs. The phone has six cameras, two batteries, a 4.6-inch cover display when the phone is folded up, a 7.3-inch display when the phone is unfolded, 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage space.But unless you have money to burn and a craving to fold and unfold a phone, there's a pretty good chance you aren't going to buy it. Odds are the also-revealed Galaxy S10-family of phones will be a much more palatable purchase, and even the most expensive iPhone XS Max is cheaper than the Galaxy Fold. Samsung Galaxy Fold: The first pictures of Samsung's amazing foldable phone 16 Photos So is the Galaxy Fold the next great phone innovation? Or is it a cheap trick that is commanding a super-high price? Many of CNET's commenters reside … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Fold: Eye-catching or a new gimmick?
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On this podcast, we talk about: Details on the new Samsung Galaxy Fold foldable phone.The new lineup of Samsung Galaxy S10 phones, including a 5G version.Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Buds. Now playing: Watch this: All eyes on the Samsung Galaxy Fold (The 3:59, Ep. 523) 4:38 The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.Check out the extended shows on YouTube. Also, don't forget to rate and review the podcast on iTunes. All eyes on the Samsung Galaxy Fold (The 3:59, Ep. 523) Your browser does not support the audio element. Subscribe: iTunes | RSS | Google Play | FeedBurner | SoundCloud |TuneIn | Stitcher … [Read more...] about All eyes on the Samsung Galaxy Fold (The 3:59, Ep. 523)
Despite making a smartphone that could one day replace our laptops with the Galaxy Note 9, there wasn’t a huge amount to get excited about for us computing folk at Samsung's Galaxy S10 launch event. However, the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the company’s first foldable phone, could have huge ramifications for the future of laptops and tablets.We’ve been hearing so many rumors lately of all kinds of manufacturers – from Dell to Lenovo and even Microsoft – looking at creating foldable laptops with flexible screens, but the Samsung Galaxy Fold is the first time we’ve seen a foldable device that appears to work as well as it promises, while remaining a desirable bit of kit.With Samsung proving that it can be done, I think we’re now even closer than ever before to seeing foldable laptops.Working it outWhile we’ve seen plenty of patent drawings that show vague sketches of foldable devices, Samsung’s reveal of the Galaxy Fold showed us that … [Read more...] about The Samsung Galaxy Fold has just made foldable laptops more likely
“Buckle your seatbelt, the future is about to begin.”Those were the words of Samsung’s CEO DJ Koh on stage at Samsung Unpacked, the launch event for a phone that’s going to shape the way we use smartphones for the next decade.Koh was actually talking about the new Galaxy S10 range when he said the above, but it’s far more pertinent to today's real showstopper: the Samsung Galaxy Fold.It might sound overzealous, but the Fold is going to be one of the iconic devices of the next 10 years, something that sets the tone for not just phones but portable electronics in general. Here's everything launched at Samsung Unpacked this yearKoh alluded to the problem on stage tonight: that there’s a belief there’s nothing left in the smartphone world to inspire users. That's probably true with the current form factor.There’s no magical, pinch-and-zoom interface that the iPhone brought. There’s no incredible battery life or awe-inspiring … [Read more...] about The Samsung Galaxy Fold just changed the future of smartphones
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has been officially unveiled on stage at Samsung' s Unpacked 2019 launch event.It's the first foldable phone from the firm and today we got our first proper look at the device after a sneak peak was given to us during Samsung's Developer Conference towards the end of 2018.On the front of the Galaxy Fold there is a 4.6-inch display, but open the phone up and you'll find a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display which transforms the phone into a tablet.The Galaxy Fold will be available in four colors, silver, black, green and blue. Depending on the color you choose, you can also personalize the hinge as well.The large screen supports three app multi-tasking, allowing you to have three apps open on the display at the same time.App Continuity allows you to continue your app experience as you fold between the two displays. Apps such as WhatsApp and Microsoft Office have been specially adapted to work with the Galaxy Fold's 7.3-inch display.The Galaxy Fold packs 12GB of … [Read more...] about Samsung Galaxy Fold release date, news and features