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The Samsung Galaxy Fold packs a tablet within a £1603 smartphone

UPDATE: Launching in September - it's innovative, deeply compelling, and incredibly expensive

Samsung might’ve held today’s Unpacked event with the promise of the Galaxy S10, but it kicked off the event by finally unveiling the final form of its long-in-the-works foldable smartphone. The Galaxy Fold is unlike any handset we’ve ever seen. On the outside, this thick little number has a one-hand-friendly 4.6in display – but inside that glossy phone hides a huge 7.3in tablet-like Infinity Flex display, with the ability to seamlessly move between screens when you need a larger look at an app or video. It’s packed with top-end tech, including a 7nm processor, 12GB RAM, 512GB of onboard memory, and a 4,380mAh dual-battery setup. However, it’s also wildly expensive (£1603) but then again if you think about it as a tablet and a smartphone combined, it’s easier to justify, ever so slightly. The Samsung Galaxy Fold comes in LTE and 5G versions and starts at £1603, and was initially released in April this year, but then held back a the first batch of devices encountered issues with the screen. Here’s hoping the next lot are more robust.

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Andrew writes features, news stories, reviews, and other pieces, often when the UK home team is off-duty or asleep. I'm based in Chicago with my lovely wife, amazing son, and silly cats, and my writing about games, gadgets, esports, apps, and plenty more has appeared in more than 75 publications since 2006.

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