New foldable Samsung phone has 6 cameras and will cost nearly $2000

Samsung Galaxy Fold

South Korean technology giant, Samsung has unveiled its latest smartphone innovation - a phone with a foldable screen that allows users to watch videos, play games and use other apps all at once.

Aptly named 'The Galaxy Fold', the smartphone has six separate cameras - three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover - can operate three separate apps simultaneously and looks like a conventional smartphone but opens like a book to reveal a second display the size of a small tablet at 18.5 cm (7.3 inches). For example, you could have an app running on phone's smaller front display but the app will then expand to a larger view, following a one-second pause, when the handset is opened is opened.

According to DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics, “Today, Samsung is writing the next chapter in mobile innovation history by changing what’s possible in a smartphone. Galaxy Fold introduces a completely new category that unlocks new capabilities never seen before with our Infinity Flex Display. We created Galaxy Fold for those that want to experience what a premium foldable device can do, beyond the limitations of a traditional smartphone.”

The phone will go on sale on April 26 and will cost $1,980 (£1,515). It will run on Android 9.0 and be available in four colors (black, silver, green and blue).

Speaking to Reuters, former Samsung mobile executive Kim Yong-serk said that “due to price, it’s likely to be sold mainly to early adopters. Prices are key to expanding sales. It will help Samsung burnish an image as an innovative company, but it is unlikely to be profitable. I expect Apple to wait say for one year and come up with foldable phones with more features, as they did with the smartwatch,

Along with the Galaxy Fold, Samsung provided other widely anticipated updates, such as 5G versions of its existing top-end Galaxy S phones. Samsung also announced a new 5G Galaxy S10 handset and three other Galaxy S10 mobiles.

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung Galaxy Fold

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