Samsung Galaxy Fold: The Interesting Things

Samsung Galaxy Fold: The Interesting Things

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has had an eventful week, to say the least. Pre-orders finally opened up and Samsung allowed reviewers to actually touch the device for the first time. Shortly after, some bad news started trickling in as several reviewers had major display issues. Pocketnow’s Jaime Rivera has the Galaxy Fold and, thankfully, he has not had any of those issues. He shared his first impressions in the video below.

Samsung Galaxy Fold XDA Forum

Jaime was surprised at how the set-up process is just like any other phone, and the One UI experience is very familiar. When closed, he says it does really feel like two phones stacked on top of each other and it’s hard to put in a pocket. Dark Mode makes the crease look more obvious, but it’s not something that bothers him. App Continuity works well from outside to inside but can struggle when going from inside to outside. Check out the video below to hear more about Jaimie’s first thoughts.


Specs Samsung Galaxy Fold
Cover Display 4.6-inches HD+ Super AMOLED, 21:9, 399ppi
Main Display 7.3-inches QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED, 4.2:3, 362ppi, HDR10+
SoC 7nm 64-bit Octa-core
Size Closed: 62.9mm x 160.9mm x 17mm
Open: 117.9mm x 160.9mm x 7.5mm (263g)
Cover Camera 10MP, f2.2, 80-degree FOV
Inside Cameras 10MP f2.2, 80-degree FOV
8MP f1.9, 85-degree FOV
Rear Cameras 16MP, f2.2, 123-degree FOV
12MP, Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, f1.5/f2.4, 77-degree FOV
12MP, telephoto, PDAF,f2.4,OIS,45-degree FOV
Memory 12GB
Storage 512GB (UFS3.0)
Battery 4380 mAh
Charging Quick Charge 2.0 fast wired charging, wireless charging, Wireless PowerShare
Audio Top and bottom speakers, no 3.5mm headphone jack
Ports and Buttons USB-C, Power/Bixby Button, Volume Buttons
Biometrics Fingerprint sensor, face recognition
Software Android Pie with One UI

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.

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