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TechnologySamsung shows off the Galaxy Fold’s folding skills in action

14:20  28 march  2019
14:20  28 march  2019 Source:   theverge.com

We might finally know the official name of Samsung’s first foldable smartphone

We might finally know the official name of Samsung’s first foldable smartphone We’ve been calling Samsung’s first foldable smartphone the Galaxy F most of the time, but that’s not going to be the commercial name of the product, a leaker just said. The phone will be called Galaxy Fold, a moniker we’ve seen thrown around in previous rumors about the phone. Samsung’s foldable phone was in the making for a quite a few years, as the company kept demoing foldable displays at trade shows, without following through with a product launch.

Samsung promises that the Fold will be able to “outlast 200,000 folds and unfolds” (which it estimates to roughly five years of use, assuming 100 folds a day), although unless you build a folding robot of your own, its likely you won’t run into that barrier anytime soon. The Galaxy Fold is set to release on

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Samsung has been pretty closed off about letting anyone actually try out the Galaxy Fold in real life, but apparently, those rules don’t apply to robots — specifically, Samsung’s specialized stress testing machines, which the company showcased in a new video highlighting the Galaxy Fold’s bending abilities.

The video is pretty mesmerizing on its own — there’s something almost soothing about watching all the phones fold open and shut in perfect synchronization, but more importantly, the stress tests are giving us what might be the best look yet at what the Galaxy Fold actually looks like when its folding.

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Film begins with Galaxy Fold spinning around, showing each side of the folded phone, including its hinge, the triple rear camera, the front display and side buttons as Samsung has been pretty closed off about letting anyone actually try out the Galaxy Fold in real life, but apparently, those rules don’t

The Galaxy Fold uses a plastic display, which could explain creasing over time. Samsung promises that the Fold will be able to “outlast 200,000 folds and unfolds” (which it estimates to roughly five years of use, assuming 100 folds a day), although unless you build a folding robot of your own, its likely

Samsung shows off the Galaxy Fold’s folding skills in action© Provided by Vox Media, Inc.

And so far, it looks pretty slick. The screens are fast to turn on, there doesn’t seem to be that big of a gap when the device is closed, and there also doesn’t seem to be the creasing issue that early reports claimed might be a problem (but given that its an extremely polished, Samsung-produced video, we’ll have to wait and see for ourselves if that’s really the case).

Samsung promises that the Fold will be able to “outlast 200,000 folds and unfolds” (which it estimates to roughly five years of use, assuming 100 folds a day), although unless you build a folding robot of your own, its likely you won’t run into that barrier anytime soon.

The Galaxy Fold is set to release on April 26th, starting at $1,980.

Samsung shows off the Galaxy Fold’s folding skills in action© Provided by Vox Media, Inc.Samsung shows off the Galaxy Fold’s folding skills in action© Provided by Vox Media, Inc.
Samsung shows off the Galaxy Fold’s folding skills in action© Provided by Vox Media, Inc.


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