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Published on October 22nd, 2019 | by Adrian Gunning

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Samsung Galaxy Fold coming to Australia

Well… it’s official the new Samsung Galaxy Fold is coming to Australia that also comes with a very hefty price point? Does a smartphone warrant a price that high? Here’s what Samsung say!

Samsung Electronics Australia today announced pricing and availability for the Samsung Galaxy Fold – a completely new category of mobile technology. The highly anticipated smartphone will go on sale in Australia from 30 October with a RRP of $2,999.

Featuring the world’s first immersive 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display[1], Galaxy Fold is designed to inspire new experiences. When closed, users can access their essential apps and information on the 4.6-inch cover display, and when opened, explore new ways to multitask, watch videos, play games, and more.

“This is a landmark moment for the mobile industry in Australia. With Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s pioneering technology has created a new category of smartphone with a first-of-its-kind user experience,” said Garry McGregor, Vice-President of IT and Mobile, Samsung Electronics Australia. “Australians today are embracing larger screens as they consume, capture, share, and do more on-the-go. From the moment you pick it up and unfold it, the Galaxy Fold unlocks a completely new large-screen experience.”

First-of-its-kind user experience

The category-defining Galaxy Fold combines users’ favourite smartphone and tablet features to deliver a first-of-its-kind user experience. From its unique form factor to its foldable UX, versatile camera and premium performance, Samsung’s newest smartphone gives Australians the best of both worlds.

With Multi-Active Window functionality, Galaxy Fold offers the ultimate in multitasking. Users can open up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display so they can surf the internet, text, work, watch, and share without missing a beat. [2]

The App Continuity function also enhances the experience, offering seamless transitions between the cover and main displays. As Galaxy Fold opens and closes, apps will automatically pick up where they left off. When the user is ready to take a photo, make in-depth edits, or have a closer look at the feed, they can simply open the display and enjoy a larger canvas.

The power to perform

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is equipped with a high-powered, next-generation AP chipset and 12GB of RAM to ensure exceptional performance even when running multiple apps simultaneously. [3] The sophisticated dual-battery system has been engineered to keep up with busy Australians, while Wireless PowerShare enables users to wirelessly charge compatible devices via their phone. [4]

Galaxy Fold is also designed to deliver the ultimate entertainment experience on the go. Thanks to immersive visuals on the Dynamic AMOLED display and crisp, clear sound through powerful AKG-tuned stereo speakers, movies and games come to life in rich sound and display.

Galaxy Fold allows users to communicate and capture moments in new ways and formats. Open or closed, the phone has cameras ready to capture the scene. With six lenses – three in the back, two on the main screen and one on the cover display – the Galaxy Fold camera system has flexibility built in.

Pricing and availability

Samsung Electronics Australia has partnered with all operators for Galaxy Fold and will have devices on display in select stores across Australia with availability to purchase for $2,999, from 30 October. For more information on availability, check the Samsung Electronics Australia website on 30 October for store locations.

Product Specifications

Galaxy Fold
Display Main Display*

– 7.3” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Display (4.2:3) Infinity Flex Display, 2152*1536, 362ppi

Cover Display**

– 4.6” HD+ Super AMOLED Display (21:9), 1680*720, 399ppi

*Main display: Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners and the upper cutout. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the upper cutout.
**Cover display: Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners.

Dimension & Weight Folded: 62.8 x 160.9 x 15.7mm ~ 17.1mm

Unfolded: 117.9 x 160.9 x 6.9mm ~ 7.6mm

Weight: 276g

Camera Cover Camera 10MP Selfie Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚
Front Dual Camera 10MP Selfie Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚
8MP RGB Depth Camera: F1.9, Pixel Size: 1.12μm, FOV: 85˚
Rear Triple Camera 16MP Ultra Wide Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV: 123˚

12MP Wide-angle Camera: Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.5/F2.4, Pixel size: 1.4μm, FOV: 77˚
12MP Telephoto Camera: PDAF, F2.4, OIS, Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV: 45˚
Dual OIS, 0.5x out and 2x in optical zoom, Up to 10x digital zoom, HDR10+ recording, Tracking AF

AP 7㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor (2.84Ghz + 2.41 Ghz + 1.78 Ghz)
Memory 12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage (UFS3.0)
*Actual storage available may depend on pre-installed software
Battery LTE model: 4380mAh (typical) dual battery*

‘*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4275mAh for LTE model. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors.

Charging Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless*
Wireless PowerShare**

*Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC, Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA
**Wireless PowerShare is limited to Samsung or other brand smartphones with WPC Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy Note10, Note10+, S10e, Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6, S6 edge, S6 Active, S6 edge+, Note9, Note8, Note FE, Note5, and wearables such as Galaxy Watch Active2, Galaxy Watch Active, Gear Sport, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Buds. May not work with certain accessories, covers, or other brand devices. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.

OS Android 9 (Pie)
Network LTE model: Enhanced 2X2 MIMO, 6CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
– Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax HE80 MIMO, 1024QAM

Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
*Galileo and BeiDou coverage may be limited. BeiDou may not be available for certain countries.

SIM Card LTE model: one eSIM and one Nano SIM
*Availability may vary depending on country and carrier.
*eSIM availability may vary depending on country and carrier.
*SIM card sold separately.
Payment (Samsung Pay) Credit & debit cards: supports MST and/or NFC
Membership cards, Gift cards, Transit cards, Reward point service

*Available in select countries. Payment solutions and available features may vary depending on country, carrier, and service providers.

Sensors Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor
Authentication Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
*Galaxy Fold has a Capacitive Fingerprint sensor on the side.
Audio Stereo speakers and bundled Galaxy Buds

Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)
UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support*, PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128
Audio playback format : MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF

*DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.

Video Video playback format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
TV connection: Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps) / Wired: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter. (DisplayPort 4K UHD at 60 fps)
Security Knox protection: real-time monitoring and protection.
Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee)
Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to keep content such as apps, photos and videos, secured by fingerprint scanning.
*Virus and malware prevention solution providers may vary depending on country.
In the Box Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Buds, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, USB Connector (OTG), Quick Start Guide, Aramid Fiber Cover
*Components may not be available depending on the model you purchase or the country or region you live in. Excluding cover, black components only available with black devices and all other device colors will receive white components in box.

 

[1]  Measured diagonally without accounting for the upper cut-out, the screen size is 7.3″ in the full rectangle and 7.1″with accounting for the rounded corners. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the upper cut-out. Natural fold on main screen may be visible.

[2]  App compatibility may vary as certain third party applications do not support Multi Active Window. Natural fold on main screen may be visible.

[3]  UAM (user-accessible memory) is 462.8GB and depends on pre-installed content.

[4]  Compatible with devices that support WPC Qi wireless charging (click here for details). Requires at least 30% battery life on Galaxy Fold. For optimal charging speeds, it is recommended to remove any cover from your Galaxy Fold. Actual battery life varies by network environment, features and apps used, frequency of calls and messages, number of times charged, and many other factors.


About the Author

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.



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