Samsung to Launch Tablet Folded Smartphone for $2000

Samsung’s folding phone aims to rejuvenate smartphone market.

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The new Samsung S10 phones are displayed Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. Samsung is hailing the 10th anniversary of its first smartphone with three new models that it hopes reverses a sales slump in an industry recycling the same ideas. VOA

Celebrating the first decade of its Galaxy ‘S’ series, Samsung has unveiled the first-of-its-kind foldable smartphone — Galaxy Fold — for $2,000 as a smartphone and a tablet folded into one device.

The smartphone, which will be available on April 26, comes with the world’s first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, which folds into a compact device with a cover display that is capable of opening up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display.

The internal screen does not merely bend. It folds smoothly and naturally, like a book.

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DJ Koh, president and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications, holds up the new Samsung Galaxy Fold smartphone during an event, Feb. 20, 2019, in San Francisco. VOA

“To achieve this, we engineered a sophisticated hinge with multiple interlocking gears — a system which is housed in a hidden enclosure for an elegant look, ” the company wrote in a blog post on Thursday.

As Galaxy Fold opens and closes, apps will automatically show up where you leave off.

For PC-like powerful performance, running Android 9.0 Pie, Galaxy Fold comes equipped with a high-powered, next-generation application processor (AP) chipset and 12GB of RAM.

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With the dual battery, the device is capable of charging itself and a second device simultaneously via Wireless PowerShare, while connected to a regular charger.

The smartphone features six lenses – three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover.  (IANS)