Samsung Galaxy Fold Will Break Your Bank

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The Samsung Galaxy Fold had a few false starts earlier this year after the screens of initial review units broke within days. Months later, its release has finally been confirmed for Australia in October. Here's the Australian specs, pricing and release date for the world's first foldable phone.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold specs

Samsung isn't looking to be outdone in terms of specs with its innovative new form factor. Coming with a huge 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage space, the Galaxy Fold is set to be one of the more powerful phones out on the market. Despite it being one chunk of a phone, it weighs in at a respectable 276 grams.

samsung galaxy foldImage: Lifehacker Australia
samsung galaxy foldImage: Lifehacker Australia

But the main attraction here is obviously the screens. Both the inner and outer screen are AMOLED displays with the inner display hitting an impressive 7.3 inches. When folded, users will be able to continue using most apps through the singular outer screen, which measures 4.6 inches.

Image: Lifehacker Australia

Check out the full specs below.

Galaxy Fold
OS Android 9 (Pie)
CPU 7㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor (2.84Ghz + 2.41 Ghz + 1.78 Ghz)
RAM 12GB RAM
Storage 512GB internal storage
Display 7.3" QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Display (4.2:3) Infinity Flex Display, 2152*1536, 362ppi Cover Display: 4.6" HD+ Super AMOLED Display (21:9), 1680*720, 399ppi
Dimensions Folded: 62.8 x 160.9 x 15.7mm ~ 17.1mm Unfolded: 117.9 x 160.9 x 6.9mm ~ 7.6mm Weight: 276g
Battery 4380mAh (typical) dual battery
Camera Cover: 10MP, F2.2.Rear: 16MP Ultra Wide Camera F2.2, 12MP Wide-angle Camera F1.5/F2.4, 12MP Telephoto Camera F2.4. Front: 10MP F2.2, 8MP RGB Depth Camera F1.9
Tools/software Motion Sense, Super Res Zoom, Night Sight, Google Recorder, Face unlock, Titan M security chip
Colours Just Black, Clearly White, Oh So Orange

Release date

The Galaxy Fold is due for an Australian release on Wednesday 30 October but don't expect to be able to pre-order it online. It will be exclusively available in-store with Samsung releasing specific store locations on the release day.

Pricing

Given the juice this phone has as well as the new screen setup, it's not going for cheap. The Samsung Galaxy Fold will be sold for $2999 in Australia, making it one of the most expensive phones available right now. If you want to experience smartphone innovation, you'll have to start saving up.

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Comments

    Insert gif of spitting out water. $3000.00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Only $3000 for a phone you would be afraid to use in case it breaks.

        Dont forget. Its not water resistant or dust resistant. So As soon as you put this sucka in your pocket its damaged lol.

    Do we get a warranty, particularly for the screen ?
    If so (particularly for the screen), how long does it cover ?

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