EXCLUSIVE: Samsung Galaxy Fold, world's first foldable smartphone, likely to be launched in India on October 1
The wait is finally over and India is set to get its hands on world's first foldable smartphone - Samsung Galaxy Fold, starting next month. Zee Business Online has learnt that the smartphone could be launched in India on October 1, just in time for you buy in during the festive season and will be available to purchase soon after.
The wait is finally over and India is set to get its hands on world's first foldable smartphone - Samsung Galaxy Fold, starting next month. After several delays the smartphone will finally go on sale in the United States on September 27 in two colour options - Cosmos Black and Space Silver. And, the smartphone lovers in India wouldn't have to wait for too long before they can start buying this device. Zee Business Online has learnt that the smartphone could be launched in India on October 1, just in time for you buy in during the festive season and will be available to purchase soon after.
The smartphone was first unveiled by the company in February this year and was expected to be launched in April. However, a few issues forced the South Korean electronic giant to push the launch. It eventually became available in the domestic market from September 6. The company had confirmed that Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available in other markets like France, Germany, Singapore, UK and the US soon after.
Even though there was no mention of India in Samsung's official statement, Zee Business Online has learnt that it could be launched in the country in first week of October, most likely on October 1. The smartphone has been listed on Samsung India website for a while now, further hinting its launch in the country.
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What's different in Samsung Galaxy Fold?
The Samsung Galaxy Fold sports a 7.3-inch Infinity Flex display that folds inwards to close the device. The company has used a Dynamic AMOLED display with an unusual 4.2:3 aspect ratio. The display had met with some issues initially which delayed the launch but Samsung claims to have fixed that. The phone also features a secondary 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display.
It comes with a 10MP selfie camera on the cover, a 10MP + 8MP dual camera setup on top of the inner flexible screen, and a triple camera setup on the back that includes a 12MP main camera with variable aperture, 16MP ultra wide-angle camera and 12MP telephoto lens.
In India, the Samsung Galaxy Fold could be powered by Exynos 9825 SoC paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. However, the company is yet to confirm this. The phone is likely to pack a 4,380mAh battery that is split into two in order to allow the device to fold up. In the US, the phone will be selling at $1,980 which means that the Samsung Galaxy Fold price in India could be somewhere around Rs 1,40,000.
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