5 mins read
27 Dec 2023

Among the most exciting mobile phone releases of 2019 was the all-new Samsung Galaxy Fold. It is possibly the first mainstream smartphone that features a fully interactive foldable display. While this technology does have the power to set an industry trend, it does come with its share of downsides. The first is cost, and the price of the Samsung foldable phone in India is in the range of Rs. 80,000 to Rs. 1 lakh. Besides the high price, there is also a question of operational wear and tear. In fact, the official Samsung foldable phone release was in April 2019, but it was recalled before reaching any customers. To know more about this exceptional smartphone, read on.

Samsung fold phones - Redesigned after screen failures

With the previous design, the phone’s display was improperly designed to look as if the top protective layer was a screen protector. Reviewers complained that this was likely to confuse users, which could lead to them damaging the screen. To remedy this, Samsung has extended the top layer right up till the bezel to look seamless.

Another issue that the Galaxy Fold faced was the unsealed parts around the hinge. This caused debris to collect under the screen and, in some cases, even caused the screen to stop working altogether. However, in a statement, Samsung mentioned that it has dealt with this issue by sealing up the vulnerable areas and assuring that the phone will not encounter the same hindrance again in its newer version.

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Lastly, the strength of the folding hinge was questioned, and Samsung demonstrated that the brand’s innovative device could withstand over 2 lakh folds. However, this raised concerns as the tests were done in a controlled environment and may not stand trial in a real-life experience. Putting these concerns to bed, the brand has given the hinges a coating of metal layers and additional protection caps. These have been added to the top and bottom area of the hinge to give it a sturdy base.

Also read: Best Samsung 5G phones in India

Samsung Galaxy Fold - All you need to know

Samsung Galaxy Fold design

Among the many Samsung foldable phone features, the design is an element that stands out the most. It has a 20-part dual-axis hinge to unfold the screen up to 180 degrees. The hinge is designed to withstand up to 2 lakh folds and unfolds and has an intelligent finish that makes it vanish into the body when fully opened. The Samsung foldable phone thickness is about 17 mm, making it about 9 mm thicker than most smartphones available in the market.

Samsung Galaxy Fold display

The Samsung foldable phone display is a 7.3-inch dynamic AMOLED panel with a pixel density of 362 ppi. The multi-touch capacitive touchscreen outputs at an aspect ratio of 16:10 and resolutions to 2152 x 1536 pixels. When folded, you can interface with the 4.6-inch HD+ Super AMOLED display on the front, which allows you to interface with it as a normal, albeit smaller, smartphone.

However, this smaller size is a lot more comfortable to use with just one hand, and so it is a value trade-up for a few inches of screen. This exterior display can be mainly used as a notification HUD and playback control without experiencing any compromises in visual quality. Considering the Galaxy Fold price in India, this device feels reminiscent of the earlier Samsung technology and is definitely a pleasure to interact with.

Interface and performance

You can use this smartphone in two modes, phone and tablet. The phone mode is when it is folded, and you are working with the smaller exterior display. You can still enjoy the full functionality of all your apps, but the only trade-up is screen size. When switched over to tablet mode, any apps you had open in phone mode will seamlessly accommodate the new screen. This is done quickly, thanks to the snappy Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Octa-Core processor and nimble 12GB RAM module. Among the many Samsung foldable phone specs, the processor and RAM are best in class, ensuring your smartphone usage and experience are as premium as possible.

Samsung Galaxy Fold cameras and battery

Of all the Samsung Fold specs, the camera and the battery are the most important for any user. The Galaxy Fold does not disappoint in terms of camera technology as it has triple rear cameras and dual front cameras. The rear camera has two 12MP sensors and one 16MP sensor that can effortlessly capture incredible photographs, be it landscape or portrait. As for the front cameras, it has one 10MP sensor that works alongside another 8MP sensor with an aperture of f2.2, allowing you to click selfies in full quality, even at low light.

Samsung foldable phones have a 4,380 mAh Li-Polymer battery that supports quick charging functionality. Further, you can also use the wireless charging hub to charge this device.

Also read: Top-selling Samsung Tablets with price in India

Buy the Samsung Galaxy Fold on No Cost EMI

If Samsung Fold specs have you eagerly waiting for its release, it may be time to learn how to purchase this device affordably. At Rs. 1.4 lakh, this phone can leave a serious dent in your finances. Thankfully, you can split the cost across a tenure of your choice by purchasing it on EMI on the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network. When you shop here, you can easily enjoy the benefit of No Cost EMIs. This means that you do not have to pay extra interest on your monthly EMIs.

You can use the Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card at the checkout and enjoy a hassle-free transaction experience. If you do not have the card, opt for in-store financing by approaching a Bajaj Finserv representative. You can also check your pre-approved offer to make your purchase more rewarding.

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Frequently asked questions

Are Samsung foldable phones worth it?

Samsung’s foldable phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold series and Samsung Galaxy Z flip series offer a bigger screen in a small form factor, aiding multi-tasking and gaming. However, they are expensive and have some drawbacks.

What is the price of Samsung foldable phones?

Samsung offers a range of foldable phones, including the Galaxy Z Fold5 and Galaxy Z Flip5. The price of these phones varies depending on the model and storage capacity. The Galaxy Z Fold5 starts at Rs. 1,38,999, while the Galaxy Z Flip5 starts at Rs. 89,999.