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The improved Samsung Galaxy Fold is coming to the Philippines!

After a postponed global launch, Samsung's improved Galaxy Fold is finally arriving in the Philippines!
The improved Samsung Galaxy Fold is coming to the Philippines!
Samsung Galaxy Fold is coming to the PH!

The improved Galaxy Fold is coming!

To recall, the first non-public release of the Galaxy Fold was plagued with multiple damaged screens.

But, with the redesigned Galaxy Fold, Samsung has finally fixed the problems by adding caps to the top and bottom edges of the hinge to seal off gaps that might allow dust to get inside the mechanism.

The company also redesigned the screen protector-looking protective polymer layer to prevent people from peeling it off that may cause damage to the display.

Samsung also added layers of metal under the display to strengthen its overall protection.

The highlights

Galaxy Fold in Cosmo Black and Space Silver

As mentioned, it is a foldable device with two screens. The first is the 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Display with a resolution of 720 x 1680 with a ppi of 399. Inside is the large folding 7.3-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex display with a resolution of 2152 x 1536 with a ppi of 362. 

Powering the device is a 2.84GHz Snapdragon 855, 7nm 64-bit octa-core processor with up to 12GB RAM, 512GB UFS 3.0 internal storage, and 4,380mAh dual battery that supports Samsung's Adaptive Fast Charging.

It has a total of six cameras. The first is the 10MP f/2.2 selfie cover camera. Next up is the front dual cameras made up of a 10MP F/2.2 selfie camera and an 8MP f/1.9 RGB depth camera. Last up is the main rear triple cameras that are made up of a 16MP f/2.2 123-degree ultra-wide camera, 12MP f/1.5-2.4 dual aperture wide-angle camera, and a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto camera with OIS.

For audio, it features stereo speakers but with no 3.5mm headphone jack. The variant that we will get here is the 4G variant. In South Korea, there is a 5G version of this device.

It runs with the latest Android Pie OS with One UI skin on top.

The device measures at 160.9 x 62.8 x 17.1 mm when folded and it measures 160.9 x 117.9 x 7.6 mm when unfolded. It weighs 276 grams. 

Samsung said that this device should inspire users with mobile experiences with custom UX, mobility, and powerful multitasking.

The category-defining Galaxy Fold is a device that defies the barriers of traditional smartphone design. Now, we’re excited to release this pioneering mobile technology, and allow consumers to experience it for themselves, said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics. Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Galaxy Fold’s revolutionary form factor offers a bigger, more immersive screen without sacrificing portability. This is what we call innovation of new mobile experience in action.

Samsung Galaxy Fold Specs

Display: 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex screen w/ QXGA+ 2152 x 1536 resolution at 362 ppi (unfolded), 4.6-inch Super AMOLED screen w/ HD+ 1680 x 720 resolution at 399 ppi (folded)
CPU: 2.85GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor
GPU: Adreno 640
ROM: 512GB UFS 3.0 expandable via NM card slot up to 256GB
Camera: 12MP (f/1.5/f/2.4) w/ Dual Pixel, OIS + 16MP f/2.2 123-degree ultra wide-angle lens + 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens w/ OIS, AF, and dual tone LED flash
Selfie Camera: 10MP f/1.9 + 8MP f/2.2 RGB w/ Dual Pixel
Battery: 4,380mAh w/ Adaptive Fast Charging, Wireless Charging, Power Share
OS: Android 9.0 Pie w/ One UI
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), 4G, Bluetooth 5 BLE, aptX HD, OTG, NFC, dual-band GPS, dual SIM (hybrid)
Sensors: Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic, pressure
Others: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, USB-C, Colors: cosmo black, space silver
Dimensions: 160.9 x 117.9 x 7.6 mm (unfolded), 160.9 x 62.8 x 17.1 mm (folded)
Weight: 276 g
Price: PHP 109,990

Samsung said that it will be bundled with Galaxy Buds. There is no word on its exact date of availability yet. But, at least we now know that it is coming.

We will keep you guys posted. What do you guys think?
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