The wait for the world's first foldable smartphone is finally over as Samsung launched its Galaxy Fold smartphone in the Indian market today. The device which made its global debut last month in South Korea, has marked its entry in India with a price tag of Rs 1,64,999. Samsung announced the launch by tweeting a teaser of the device. The phone will be available on pre-booking Samsung's official online store, Samsung Shop and offline in 35 cities across select 315 outlets, including the iconic Samsung Opera House in Bengaluru.
Samsun Galaxy Fold pricing and specification
In terms of pricing the phone was expected to be launched in the premium segment. The device was recently launched in the US at $1980 and its price for the Indian market has been kept at a whopping Rs 1,64,999, making it the most expensive Samsung phone in the market.
In terms of specification, the phone comes with two screens, one, on the front and the other bigger screen when you unfold it. The phone comes with a front screen of 4.6-inch with HD+ display with 1680x 720 resolution and a primary 7.3-inch form factor as the plastic OLED (P-OLED) display can bend like a book. The primary display of the device comes with HDR10+ support and has 1536x2152 resolution. Each device comes with Galaxy Buds in the box and "Aramid Fiber" case made of fibre which has a high capacity to withstand pressure.
Samsung has invented a new polymer layer and created a display around 50 per cent thinner than the typical smartphone display.
The phone gets a total of six cameras, a triple camera setup at the rear end, a dual-camera setup just above the primary display and a 10 MP selfie camera on the front screen. The triple camera setup at the back gets a 12MP primary wide-angle, 16MP ultra-wide-angle and 12 MP telephoto sensor, while the dual-camera setup on the primary screen comes with 10 MP primary lens paired with 8MP depth-sensing lens.
On the inside, it comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC paired with 12 GB RAM and 512 GB storage. The phone gets packed with dual batteries that have a combined capacity of 4380mAH and get a 15W fast charging support. The phone comes with Android 9 with One UI.
(With IANS inputs)