Samsung had showcased its first foldable screen smartphone, the aptly named Galaxy Fold, during its Unpacked 2019 press event in February this year. Later, just ahead of the phone’s launch in April, multiple Galaxy Fold review units faced problems with the screen and Samsung had to postpone the launch date.
Now, it is being reported that the Galaxy Fold could be launched any week now. Along with the Galaxy Fold, the Galaxy Fold 5G could be launched, too. We’ve found that Samsung has managed to get the necessary FCC (Federal Communications Commission) certification for the Galaxy Fold 5G.
FCC Certification Brings Galaxy Fold 5G Closer To Its Launch
As you can see in the image below, Samsung applied for the Galaxy Fold 5G’s (SM-F907B) certification on April 25, 2019, and it received the certification on June 3, 2019. This means that the 5G variant of the Samsung Galaxy Fold is a lot closer to its launch than we actually thought. Thanks to the foldable phone’s FCC certification as well as its Bluetooth and Wi-Fi certification (as reported by SamMobile last week), it appears that both 4G LTE and 5G variants of the Galaxy Fold will soon be launched. A few days ago, a Samsung executive had revealed that the company had managed to iron out most (if not all) of the Galaxy Fold’s display and build quality issues and that the phone is closer to the launch.
Both 4G and 5G variants of the Galaxy Fold have similar features and specifications, except connectivity and battery capacity. The 4G variant has dual-SIM card (nano SIM + eSIM) and a 4380mAh battery, while the 5G variant has a single SIM card slot and a slightly smaller 4235mAh battery. Both phones have 7.3-inch Full HD+ Dynamic AMOLED inwards foldable screen on the inside and a 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED screen on the outside. Both screens are capable of HDR10+ video playback. They run Android 9 Pie-based One UI, use the Snapdragon 855 processor, 12GB RAM, 512GB storage, and stereo speakers.
There’s a triple-camera setup (12MP wide-angle + 12MP telephoto + 16MP ultrawide-angle) on the rear, a dual-camera setup on the inside (10MP wide-angle + 8MP depth-sensor), and a single 10MP camera on the front when its folded. The rear-facing camera setup can record 4K 60fps and 4K HDR10+ videos. There are side-mounted fingerprint reader and Bixby button on both the variants of the Galaxy Fold. There’s Wi-Fi b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, NFC, and USB 3.1 Type-C port. The Galaxy Fold misses out on a 3.5mm headphone jack. Both variants feature 15W wired as well as 15W fast wireless charging. There’s 9W reverse wireless charging as well.