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.

SpecsSamsung Galaxy Fold
Cover Display4.6-inches HD+ Super AMOLED, 21:9, 399ppi
Main Display7.3-inches QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED, 4.2:3, 362ppi, HDR10+
SoC7nm 64-bit Octa-core
SizeClosed: 62.9mm x 160.9mm x 17mm
Open: 117.9mm x 160.9mm x 7.5mm (263g)
Cover Camera10MP, f2.2, 80-degree FOV
Inside Cameras10MP f2.2, 80-degree FOV
8MP f1.9, 85-degree FOV
Rear Cameras16MP, 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
Storage512GB (UFS3.0)
Battery4380 mAh
ChargingQuick Charge 2.0 fast wired charging, wireless charging, Wireless PowerShare
AudioTop and bottom speakers, no 3.5mm headphone jack
Ports and ButtonsUSB-C, Power/Bixby Button, Volume Buttons
BiometricsFingerprint sensor, face recognition
SoftwareAndroid Pie with One UI

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

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