At the launch event of the Galaxy S10 smartphones in India, DJ Koh, the President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung revealed to a select media that the brand will bring the Galaxy Fold to India. He, however, did not reveal the timeline for the launch. That being said, the Galaxy Fold could launch in India following its release in other countries.
According to Gadgets360, DJ Koh said “Indian market is, I clearly said, most important market — not only investment and everything, my long-term commitment is towards the market. In this market, why will I not deliver my newest technology innovation? Yes, I will do.” He revealed that the brand wants to manufacturer the Galaxy Fold in India to keep the costs low, for which, he added: “Because of taxes, we must make it in India, to sell in India.” Furthermore, DJ Koh said that the brand wants to consolidate the manufacturing at one place.
That isn’t all, DJ Koh has also hinted that the brand could launch the Galaxy S10 5G in India, provided that the 5G network becomes available in the country. According to Gadgets360, DJ Koh said “We are working with the carriers here (in India). Depends on their progress. Samsung is ready to support all 5G frequencies – not only sub-6 [GHz] but millimeter wave as well,” when the media asked about the readiness of the Indian market for 5G smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy Fold
For those who do not know, the Galaxy Fold is the first foldable smartphone from Samsung. It has a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED screen at the front, and a 7.3-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED screen when you open (unfold) the device. Thanks to this foldable design, the Galaxy Fold can be used as a smartphone when folded, and as a tablet when you open it up.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is powered by the Qualcomm’s flagship processor for 2019, the Snapdragon 855, which has an octa-core CPU, and Adreno 640 GPU. The device comes in only one configuration – 12GB RAM + 512GB storage. The smartphone has Android 9 Pie operating system along with One UI from Samsung. The brand has customized the OS to support dual-display usage.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a total of six cameras — three at the back, one at the front, and two when you open up the device. When you are using the device in folded mode, you can use the camera at the front to take selfies, and when you open the device, you can use the cameras above the display to take selfies. The camera at the front has a 10MP resolution, while the dual-camera when you open up the device has 10MP + 8MP configuration. The 10MP camera is the main unit that captures images and records video, while the 8MP unit is a depth-sensor. The triple-camera at the rear has 12MP + 12MP + 16MP configuration. The first 12MP camera has a conventional FoV. The second 12MP camera has 2x zoomed FoV for telephoto images, and the 16MP camera has ultra-wide FoV for capturing wide sceneries. The rear camera setup can record 4K videos at 60 frames per second.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold packs a 4380mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging. Unlike most Android smartphones nowadays, the Galaxy Fold supports only one SIM card. The device comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, and all the standard connectivity options including dual-band Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth v5.0, and GPS.