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Can Samsung deliver on the dual screen promise with the Galaxy Fold?

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One of my favorite Surface Phone concepts.

During the announcement of their annual update to the flagship series of Galaxy S phones, Samsung also took the wraps off of their rumored dual screen folding device appropriately named the Galaxy phone. As a former windows phone enthusiast who has been waiting to see if the mystical surface phone ever comes to light, the introduction of the Fold has me curious but not excited. Here are the specifications:

Samsung Galaxy Fold
Cover Display 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED
21:9 aspect ratio
Main Display 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED
4.2:3 aspect ratio
Processor 7nm 64-bit octa-core SoC
RAM 12GB (LPDDR4x)
Storage 512GB (UFS3.0)
Cameras Cover camera: 10MP selfie camera, ƒ2.2 aperture

Rear triple cameras:
16MP ultra-wide camera, ƒ2.2 aperture
12MP wide-angle camera, Dual Pixel autofocus, OIS, ƒ1.5/ƒ2.4 apertures
12MP telephoto camera, PDAF, OIS, ƒ2.4, 2X optical zoom

Front dual cameras:
10MP selfie camera, ƒ2.2 aperture
8MP RGB depth camera, ƒ1.9 aperture

Battery 4,380mAh
Fast charging compatible on wired and wireless
Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC
WPC and PMA wireless charging
Software Android 9 Pie
Network 4G LTE
5G NR
Connectivity Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 6
GPS

I am very interested to see what sort of real work use cases people can come up with. With Samsung Dex on board (I assume it has that) could it actually be a laptop replacement? I’m not excited for the Fold but the price tag of almost $2000 alone would quickly kill it if I was. What are your thoughts?

@websterstyle

 

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