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$2,000 Samsung foldable smartphone unfolds like a book

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Suryaa
22nd February, 2019 16:42 IST

San Francisco, Feb 22 (IANS) Celebrating the first decade of its Galaxy 'S' series, Samsung has unveiled the first-of-its-kind foldable smartphone -- Galaxy Fold -- for $2,000 as a smartphone and a tablet folded into one device.

The smartphone, which will be available on April 26, comes with the world's first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display that is capable of opening up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display.

The internal screen does not merely bend. It folds smoothly and naturally, like a book. 

"To achieve this, we engineered a sophisticated hinge with multiple interlocking gears -- a system which is housed in a hidden enclosure for an elegant look, " the company wrote in a blog post on Thursday. 

As Galaxy Fold opens and closes, apps will automatically show up where you leave off. 

For PC-like powerful performance, running Android 9.0 Pie, Galaxy Fold comes equipped with a high-powered, next-generation application processor (AP) chipset and 12GB of RAM. 

With the dual battery, the device is capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare, while connected to a regular charger. 

The smartphone features six lenses - three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover.

 

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