7.6/10
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The Samsung Galaxy Fold currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 41 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
No
Screen Size
7.3"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


Deccan Chronicle

The Galaxy Fold is a flagship device meant for those who appreciate cutting-edge technology and won’t stand for second best. Yes, this is a pretty steep amount of cash; however, those who buy it will experience its worth instantly and will care for it as though it is a prized possession; which it is...

- Aaron Almeida, Deccan Chronicle
TrustedReviews

As much as the Galaxy Fold is a look at what the next wave of smartphones might be, at this stage it’s hard to recommend that anyone, aside from those who simply must have the first-gen of everything, actually spend nearly £2000 on it. It’s impressive in a number of areas: great battery life, nice a...

- Max Parker, TrustedReviews
Pocket-lint

Yes, some parts of the Fold aren't market leading, but this feels like the starting point for the next-gen of mobile devices. While other phone manufacturers squabble over incremental changes, Samsung has gone out and done something radical - and we love that.

- Chriss Hall, Pocket-lint
The Mobile Indian

The Galaxy Fold seems to be a step in the right direction. It is offering some new elements in the smartphone rather than adding on cosmetic changes which have become a norm in most of the smartphones launches nowadays. It has unfolded a new segment and going forward we might see consumers accepting...

- Sandeep Budki, The Mobile Indian
Gizbot

The futuristic dual-display Galaxy Fold comes at a premium price. If you have that kind of money, it's the device to buy in the year 2019. The money you pay to buy the Galaxy Fold is for the entire decade that Samsung took to transform a mere concept into reality. And also for the fact that it serve...

- Rohit Arora, Gizbot


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Samsung released the Galaxy Fold on September 27, 2019.


The Galaxy Fold price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Samsung Galaxy Fold prices from around the web here on The Informr.


Samsung backs up the Galaxy Fold with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Galaxy Fold has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Samsung support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Samsung's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
7.3"

The Samsung Galaxy Fold's screen size is 7.3 inches with 1536 x 2152 pixels resolution.

Processor
No

There is a Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 10+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
512 GB

Internal memory is 512 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
4380mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4380 mAh battery.

Galaxy Fold Specs

Overview
Release date September 27, 2019
Regions available USA, Canada, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm) Octa-core
Internal Storage 512 GB
RAM 12 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4380 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Flip
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green, Astro Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D]
Weight Unknown
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1536 x 2152 pixels
Pixel density 362 pixels
Size 7.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display Color Super AMOLED, 840 x 1960 pixels, 4.6 inches, 16.7 million
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC, aptX
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Unknown
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 2.4
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
2x optical, 10x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Brightness control, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, Smile detection, White balance, 2nd camera feature (12 MP, F1.5/F2.4), 3rd camera feature (16 MP, F2.2), HDR, Time lapse mode, Slow motion recording
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
10+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
2nd camera feature (8 MP, F1.9)
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AMR, AMR-WB, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, 3G2 / 3GPP2, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, DOC, DOCX, PDF
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


Deccan Chronicle

The epitome of innovation

from Deccan Chronicle

The Galaxy Fold is a flagship device meant for those who appreciate cutting-edge technology and won’t stand for second best. Yes, this is a pretty steep amount of cash; however, those who buy it will experience its worth instantly and will care for it as though it is a prized possession; which...More

The Galaxy Fold is a flagship device meant for those who appreciate cutting-edge technology and won’t stand for second best. Yes, this is a pretty steep amount of cash; however, those who buy it will experience its worth instantly and will care for it as though it is a prized possession; which it is. So, whoever does buy this handset, you come away with the most innovative smartphone of the decade.

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TrustedReviews

Genuinely innovative form-factor

from TrustedReviews

As much as the Galaxy Fold is a look at what the next wave of smartphones might be, at this stage it’s hard to recommend that anyone, aside from those who simply must have the first-gen of everything, actually spend nearly £2000 on it. It’s impressive in a number of areas: great battery life...More

As much as the Galaxy Fold is a look at what the next wave of smartphones might be, at this stage it’s hard to recommend that anyone, aside from those who simply must have the first-gen of everything, actually spend nearly £2000 on it. It’s impressive in a number of areas: great battery life, nice and productive software that actually makes some use of the bigger display and there are certain situations where having a tablet in smaller form-factor work.

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Pocket-lint

Glorious big display experience sells itself

from Pocket-lint

Yes, some parts of the Fold aren't market leading, but this feels like the starting point for the next-gen of mobile devices. While other phone manufacturers squabble over incremental changes, Samsung has gone out and done something radical - and we love that.

Read full review

Yes, some parts of the Fold aren't market leading, but this feels like the starting point for the next-gen of mobile devices. While other phone manufacturers squabble over incremental changes, Samsung has gone out and done something radical - and we love that.

Read full review

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The Mobile Indian

Unfolding a new segment

from The Mobile Indian

The Galaxy Fold seems to be a step in the right direction. It is offering some new elements in the smartphone rather than adding on cosmetic changes which have become a norm in most of the smartphones launches nowadays. It has unfolded a new segment and going forward we might see consumers accept...More

The Galaxy Fold seems to be a step in the right direction. It is offering some new elements in the smartphone rather than adding on cosmetic changes which have become a norm in most of the smartphones launches nowadays. It has unfolded a new segment and going forward we might see consumers accepting it with open arms post the price correction because right now it is out of range for many consumers.

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Gizbot

Unmatched user-experience, flagship performance

from Gizbot

The futuristic dual-display Galaxy Fold comes at a premium price. If you have that kind of money, it's the device to buy in the year 2019. The money you pay to buy the Galaxy Fold is for the entire decade that Samsung took to transform a mere concept into reality. And also for the fact that it se...More

The futuristic dual-display Galaxy Fold comes at a premium price. If you have that kind of money, it's the device to buy in the year 2019. The money you pay to buy the Galaxy Fold is for the entire decade that Samsung took to transform a mere concept into reality. And also for the fact that it serves the jobs of two devices at the same time, it's a phone and a tablet.

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Hitech Century

The future is now

Hitech Century

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a vision of the future wrought of metal and glass. The build quality surpasses anything that Samsung has made prior to this and the Infinity Flex screen is a beautiful representation of what will likely become commonplace in the future, offering unique use cases that bl...More

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a vision of the future wrought of metal and glass. The build quality surpasses anything that Samsung has made prior to this and the Infinity Flex screen is a beautiful representation of what will likely become commonplace in the future, offering unique use cases that blend the functionality of a phone and a tablet. There’s a few niggles here and there but they don’t detract from the Galaxy Fold’s next-generation design.

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BGR

Transforming phone to tablet in an expensive style

from BGR

The Galaxy Fold is still a start for the folding smartphones (if at all, these will become standard), and there is more to come in the future. With more technological advancements, it is likely that folding smartphone might get practical or maybe affordable in the future.

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The Galaxy Fold is still a start for the folding smartphones (if at all, these will become standard), and there is more to come in the future. With more technological advancements, it is likely that folding smartphone might get practical or maybe affordable in the future.

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The Indian Express

Buy this phone if you want to show the world you have arrived

from The Indian Express

This is a phone to flaunt because this is not a phone that is solving a problem that users have been bothered about for long. So you buy this phone to show the world you can afford what is the costliest smartphone around. Also, this is a phone that will make your work life easier, I wouldn’t sa...More

This is a phone to flaunt because this is not a phone that is solving a problem that users have been bothered about for long. So you buy this phone to show the world you can afford what is the costliest smartphone around. Also, this is a phone that will make your work life easier, I wouldn’t say that about your other life because taking selfies for one, is not that easy here.

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TechNave

A foldable phone on an entirely different level

The selling price of the Galaxy Fold is likely unattainable for most consumers. It has a completely different screen setup than any other traditional smartphone, and is very much a symbol of status and luxury. In addition to the foldable screen, the Galaxy Fold has similar specs like Samsung’s...More

The selling price of the Galaxy Fold is likely unattainable for most consumers. It has a completely different screen setup than any other traditional smartphone, and is very much a symbol of status and luxury. In addition to the foldable screen, the Galaxy Fold has similar specs like Samsung’s other flagship series (except for the Snapdragon 855 and Exynos 9825) – so you may opt for the Galaxy Note 10 series or S10 series if you don’t really want a foldable screen.

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Ubergizmo

Proves that folding screens do work and are extremely valuable

from Ubergizmo

The Galaxy Fold proves that foldable displays do work, and have enormous value. Perhaps someday, all smartphones will be foldable phones, just like today’s smartphones are nearly all “large-display phones,” a category ignited by the original 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note in 2011.

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The Galaxy Fold proves that foldable displays do work, and have enormous value. Perhaps someday, all smartphones will be foldable phones, just like today’s smartphones are nearly all “large-display phones,” a category ignited by the original 5.3-inch Samsung Galaxy Note in 2011.

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