The smartphone-cum-tablet with
12GB RAM and 512GB internal storage and 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED display
(when open) flew off the shelves in India in flat 30 minutes of its
pre-booking that were opened twice.
Consumers who pre-booked the device paid Rs 1,64,999 upfront and got their devices delivered to them through a concierge.
What makes it so special that Indians are making a beeline for it?
It is everything - design, look, performance and, above all, that "wow" factor.
its standard form, the device gives you a 4.6-inch screen experience
for normal day-to-day task (basically one-handed use) but as you unfold
it, the cross-screen functionalities go seamless on a bigger, immersive
7.3-inch form factor.
The Dynamic AMOLED display provides HDR10+
colour and contrast with ‘Dynamic Tone Mapping' to ensure life-like hues
in each scene on-screen (only on the main 7.3-inch screen).
display is engineered to reduce harmful blue light without the use of
filters, to keep colours true while lessening eye strain.
precision-crafted hinge is the masterpiece. Made of multiple
interlocking gears hidden away on the rear for an elegant look, it
allows for minimal bezels on the main display.
marvel inspired by the precision of watch mechanics, the hinge delivers
symmetrical movement that gently locks in place.
You may notice a crease at the centre of the main screen, which is a natural characteristic of the screen.
device is available in two colours -- Space Silver and Cosmos Black
(Indians currently have only Cosmos Black option to buy).
As you unfold, Galaxy Fold's displays work together seamlessly with impressive app continuity.
six pro-grade cameras, you will capture stunning photos and videos. You
can use the "Infinity Flex Display" as a massive viewfinder (using
Infinity Flex Display as viewfinder is only available when using the
rear and front cameras).
At the rear are 16MP Ultra Wide camera, 12MP Wide-Angle sensor and 12MP telephoto sensor.
There are three cameras for selfies -- 10MP selfie camera, 8MP Depth sensor and another 10MP sensor.
can swap between the 16MP Ultra Wide Camera or the 12MP Wide-angle and
Telephoto Cameras to broaden or narrow your focus with a tap.
display doubles as a massive camera viewfinder and lets you preview the
whole scene as you'll capture it. With its 4:3 display ratio, the
7.3-inch main display shows exactly what Galaxy Fold's 4:3 camera sensor
Galaxy Fold adapts to the way you use your phone for
consistent performance throughout the day. It will even learn your
habits, preloading frequently used apps to launch instantly when you
Galaxy Fold's revolutionary dual battery works as one, using power and recharging in a way that prevents overcharging.
the "Intelligent Adaptive Power Saving Mode" learns your usage patterns
to manage battery life, the 4380mAh battery capacity gets you through
The dual battery is a game-changer that uses and
recharges both cells to prevent overcharging. To save power, intelligent
battery management puts apps you're not using on reserve.
just wireless charging-capable, Galaxy Fold is designed to act as a
wireless charger too. It can share its battery power with Qi-certified
devices and wearables.
Just place the device in the centre of your phone to power up your Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Buds on the go.
Each device comes with Galaxy Buds in the box and "Aramid Fiber" case that has high capacity to withstand pressure.
it comes to service, Galaxy Fold provides one-on-one assistance with
Fold Concierge and protection coverage with Samsung Care+.
drawback is that the smaller screen won't let you type, text, WhatsApp
or write emails with ease. Typos will be there so for such tasks, open
the main screen.
Conclusion: Samsung Galaxy Fold is definitely a
Page 3 property -- ultra-premium device that truly deserves the hefty
price tag. The fact that it was sold out within no time proves that
there were buyers in India, and there are more waiting in queue.
you want a device that works both as a smartphone and a tablet, take
the EMI route to own Galaxy Fold -- something that has not been
witnessed before in the world of smartphones.