When the Samsung Galaxy Fold was revealed back in February many people were speculating on how well the Fold would fare being folded over and over again for long term usage. Well, Samsung has put those fears to rest as they released an unlisted video on their Newsroom channel showing how Samsung tests each and every Galaxy Fold during quality assurance before it gets sent off to be sold.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is expected to release on April 26th and is boasting some impressive specifications such as: a 7.3” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Display as part of its main, unfolded, display, a 10-megapixel selfie camera, a triple camera on the rear of the phone, a 4380mAh battery with the ability for fast wired and wireless charging, an Octa-core processor and more. All while running the latest version of Android Pie modified with a Samsung skin which is to be a brand-new version of their “Touch-wiz” launcher system which is built into every Galaxy device.
Surprisingly the Fold lacks a feature that most Android devices tend to have, a place for expandable memory as on Samsung’s official website it confirms that the Fold will not have a microSD card slot. Most Android devices, regardless of manufacturer, boast about the fact that their phones have the ability to have expanded memory. That is to say, you can have more memory aside from the onboard memory by adding a microSD card into its respective slot. How that will affect the sales of the Fold, we’ll have to wait and see.
It’s yet to be determined how well this phone will fair compared to its S10, S10+, and S10E counterparts amongst other higher end phones on the market, but it does look like a promising new device, one that other hardware developers will want to brainstorm ideas off of for their new line of products. If the market calls for it, be prepared to see a lot of foldable touchscreen phones in the near future.