Samsung Shows Off Foldable Smartphone – New Galaxy Fold Coming April 26

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Well, it finally happened.

A bendable, foldable phone is coming our way from none other than Samsung and, priced at $USD 1,980, it will be a pretty expensive (read: exclusive) piece of kit when it launches.

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Image via Samsung.

There are two modes for the phone: Folded and unfolded. To accommodates these two modes, Samsung modified the Android OS somewhat. Apps works seamlessly between the different modes and accommodate the changed screen size accordingly.

All of this operates on a hinge mechanism that we can only assume is made for the long haul. In some ways, it is reminiscent of the form factor employed in handheld console units like the Nintendo 3DS or even older pocket planners.

It’s weird but it looks like it works seamlessly.

Nonetheless, you can’t deny it is cool. In its folded position, the screen real estate is some 4.6 inches but when it is unfolded this goes to 7.3 inches, making it a fairly large screen given its novelty. One thing that does make the phone a serious device is its impressive RAM and hard-drive: Coming equipped with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, the Galaxy Fold won’t just rely on its quirky formfactor lure in potential customers.

As far as cameras are concerned, the Fold is coming with six cameras, three on the rear, two on the inside, and one on the front. The three rear cameras include a 12MP wide-angle, a 12MP telephoto, and a 16MP ultra-wide. The two inside cameras are a 10MP selfie cam and an 8MP depth camera. The last camera, the one of the front, is another 10MP selfie camera.

The phone has fingerprint recognition on the side and no SD-card slot.

In addition to some awesome capabilities, the phone will also sport an awesome, sleek design as well as an array of color options including cosmos black, space silver, Martian green and astro blue according to CNet.

Let us know what you think about the new Samsung Galaxy Fold in the comments.

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