Samsung's first foldable smartphone 'Galaxy Fold' was an easy-to-use smartphone that had both a slim and large screen.

Samsung's first foldable smartphone '

Galaxy Fold ' appeared on October 25, 2019 (Friday) after reviewing the design and postponing the release. 'The biggest innovation since the first mobile phone appeared,' Samsung says, I actually used it to see what kind of smartphone the Galaxy Fold is.

Galaxy Fold | Smartphone --Galaxy Mobile Japan Official Website

table of contents:
◆ Photo review
◆ I actually used it

You can see how you are browsing the web using 'Galaxy Fold' in the following movie.

Samsung's folding smartphone 'Galaxy Fold' is a nice web browsing --YouTube

◆ Photo review
Here is the folded state of the foldable smartphone 'Galaxy Fold'. It is slender compared to general smartphones and has a remote control-like shape like the 'GEM' announced in October 2019.

On the right shoulder is the 'cover camera'. It is a 10 megapixel selfie camera.

The color of the model reviewed this time was space silver, and the back side was glossy silver.

It is mirror-finished and looks so clear that it can be used as a substitute for a small mirror.

As the main camera, a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, and a 12-megapixel telescope camera are installed from the top.

The camera part was a little raised.

Looking at the top of the terminal from the side, it was slightly slanted when folded, and there was a slight gap in the crease.

There is a USB Type-C port on the bottom.

Seen from the right side, it looks like this.

The volume control button, power button, and fingerprint sensor are lined up in the upper row, and the SIM card slot is in the lower row.

The word 'Galaxy' was engraved on the hinge part.

The size when folded is about 161 mm x 63 mm, which is about this size compared to the iPhone 11 Pro, which is about 144 mm x 71 mm in size.

The thickest part is about 17 mm, which is about twice as thick as the iPhone 11 Pro, which is about 8 mm thick.

The following movie seems to be fluttering Galaxy Fold. The folded state is maintained by a magnet, and it seems unlikely that it will be 'opened without permission in the bag'. It can be a little difficult to open with one hand.

I tried fluttering Samsung's folding smartphone 'Galaxy Fold' --YouTube

When I opened the Galaxy Fold, it became more like a tablet than a smartphone. It looks like the central part is slightly bent, but it can be opened 180 degrees.

It also has a 10-megapixel selfie camera and an 8-megapixel RGB depth camera inside.

The back side looks like this.

If you look from the side, you can see that the hinge part is not visible.

The size when opened is about 161 mm x 118 mm, which is about this size when iPhone 11 Pro is lined up side by side.

The thickest part is 7.6 mm, which is thinner than the iPhone 11 Pro, which is about 8 mm thick.

◆ I actually used it
The state of turning on the power is from the following movie. It took about 20 seconds to start.

I tried launching Samsung's folding smartphone 'Galaxy Fold' --YouTube

The main display is about 7.3 inches of organic EL, and the resolution is 2152 x 1536. The central part, which is the crease, looks slightly wavy, but there was no problem with the operation or display.

The cover display is about 4.6 inches of organic EL, and the resolution is 720x1680.

Even when folded, you can perform the same operations as a basic smartphone, such as camera and web browsing. It's slimmer than a smartphone, so it's easier to shoot with one hand.

The screen displayed on the cover display can be seamlessly displayed on the main display by opening the Galaxy Fold as shown in the movie below.

Samsung's folding smartphone 'Galaxy Fold' is a nice web browsing --YouTube

It looks like this when the main display is fully open. Since the camera part is not displayed, the upper part of the screen is shaped like a tab.

The main display can be used without fully opening, and the central part also responds to touch without problems. As shown in the image below, it can be used at an angle even when it is placed on a desk, so it can be used without a stand.

It seemed that the light in the center part became stronger when the Galaxy Fold was opened a little, probably because the light of the display was reflected.

The Galaxy Fold is thin when folded and has a large screen when opened, giving the impression of a tablet-like smartphone that fits in your pocket. Many foldable mobile phones and smartphones can not be operated when folded, or can only perform minimum operations such as checking the presence of clocks and emails, but the Galaxy Fold is a general smartphone even when folded. Since it can be operated as well as, it is a very easy-to-use smartphone.

'Galaxy Fold' can be purchased at the au shop or au online shop , and the price at the time of writing the article was 245,520 yen excluding tax.

in Review,   Mobile,   Hardware,   Video, Posted by darkhorse_log