Samsung's first folding smartphone `` Galaxy Fold '' was an easy-to-use smartphone that balanced both slim and large screen

Samsung's first foldable smartphone '

Galaxy Fold ' appeared on Friday, October 25, 2019 after a design review and postponement . “A major innovation since that time when the first mobile phone appeared,” Samsung says Galaxy Fold, and I tried to see what kind of smartphone it is.

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

You can check the state of browsing the web with '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 folding 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 a “cover camera”. This is a 10 megapixel selfie camera.

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

It is mirror-finished so that it can be used as a mirror instead.

The main camera is equipped with a 16 megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, 12-megapixel wide-angle camera, and 12-megapixel telephoto camera from the top.

The camera part was a little excited.

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

On the bottom is a USB Type-C port.

It looks like this from the right side.

The top row contains a volume control button, power button, and fingerprint sensor, and the bottom row has a SIM card slot.

The letter “Galaxy” was carved in the hinge part.

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

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

The following movie looks like Galaxy Fold. The folded state is maintained with a magnet, and it is unlikely that it would be “open in the bag”. It may be a little difficult to open with one hand.

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

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

There is also a 10 megapixel selfie camera and an 8 megapixel RGB depth camera inside.

The back is like this.

From the side, you can see that the hinge is not visible.

The size of the open state is about 161mm x 118mm, which is about this size when the iPhone 11 Pro is arranged side by side.

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

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

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

The main display is an organic EL of about 7.3 inches, and the resolution is 2152 x 1536. Although the center part of the crease appears to wave slightly, there was no problem in 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 a camera or web browsing. Because it is slimmer than a smartphone, it was easier to shoot with one hand.

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

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

It looks like this when the main display is fully open. The camera part is not displayed, so the top of the screen looks like a tab.

The main display can be used even if it is not fully open, and the center part responds to touch without any problems. It can be used without a stand because it can be used at an angle even when placed on a desk as shown in the image below.

Whether the light on the display is reflected, or when the Galaxy Fold is opened a little, it looks like the light in the center is getting stronger.

Galaxy Fold is thin when folded and becomes a large screen when opened, so it was the impression of a smartphone like a tablet in a pocket. Many folding mobile phones and smartphones could not be operated in the folded state, or could only be operated with minimum operations such as checking the presence of a clock or email, but Galaxy Fold is a general smartphone even in the folded state Because it is possible to operate as incomparable, it has become a very convenient smartphone.

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

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