Samsung Galaxy Fold Launches For Rs 1.65 Lakh: India’s 1st Foldable Android Smartphone!
Recently Samsung has launched its most awaited Fold modal in India. It was unveiled at the company’s Unpacked 2019 event with a price tag of $1,980 (around Rs. 1,40,400).
So Samsung Galaxy Fold has emerged as the first foldable Android smartphone in the Indian market.
This smartphone faced a lot of criticism from early reviewers when it was earlier launched in February due to its flimsy design.
So Samsung made some improvement in the original model and fixed design flaws before its commercial launch.
This smartphone USP is the foldable display that allows users to transform this into a tablet-like device.
But the interesting part doesn’t get over as it has 512GB of onboard storage and a total of six cameras. A triple camera setup in back with 21:9 secondary display.
Pricing For Samsung Fold In India
The company has set Rs. 1,64,999 for Samsung Galaxy Fold or the lone 12GB RAM + 512GB storage variant in India.
The phone is available in Cosmos Black color option. Samsung has provided Premier Service with one-on-one assistance with a Fold Concierge and also a one-year accidental damage protection with one-time free screen replacement is included.
It also comes with Samsung Galaxy Bud headphones.
From 4 October, Samsung will start taking pre-booking for this model. While they plan its shipment to start from 20 October.
The pre-booking will be done online through Samsung e-shop or it can also be booked offline form 315 outlets present in 35 cities in India.
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Specifications And Features
This modal sports two display – one with a flat-screen featuring at the front and the second one is the internal screen that sports a foldable design.
This front display comes with a 4.6-inch Super AMOLED panel with an HD+ (840×1960 pixels) resolutions and 21:9 aspect ratio.
While the foldable display has a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Dynamic AMOLED panel that has a QXGA+ (1536×2152 pixels) resolution with 4.2:3 aspect ratio.
Samsung Galaxy Fold has a triple rear camera setup, two cameras at the front, and a single selfie shooter on the cover.
The triple camera consists of a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an ultra-wide f/2.2 lens and a 12-megapixel secondary sensor with Dual Pixel AF lens that supports OIS and variable f/1.5 to f/2.4 aperture.
It also has a 12-megapixel telephoto tertiary sensor with PDAF, OIS, an f/2.4 lens that enables 2X optical zoom.
While the front-facing dual camera setup includes 10-megapixel primary sensor with an f/2.2 lens and an 8-megapixel secondary RGB depth sensor with an f/1.9 lens.
The cover of this phone includes a 10-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 lens.
This smartphone runs on Android 9 Pie with a tweaked One UI skin on top that supports app continuity on the foldable display.
It is supported by an octa-core SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM. It also has 512GB of internal storage that can’t be expanded by a microSD card.
When we talk about connectivity for this phone, it has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and USB Type-C port.
This phone also comes with stereo speakers that are equipped with Dolby Atmos surround sound technology.
It also has sensors that include an accelerometer, ambient light, barometer, geomagnetic, gyroscope, in-display fingerprint, and proximity sensor.
The phone is powered with a dual battery that has a capacity of 4,380mAh and supports both wired as well as wireless charging.
It also has a Wireless PowerShare feature to enable reverse charging. The phone totally measures 62.8×160.9×17.1 mm when folded and 117.9×160.9×7.6 mm when unfolded along with 276 grams of weight. (reference )