South Korean tech giant Samsung on Thursday officially announced its foldable smartphones 'Galaxy Fold' would be available in South Korea on September 6 in two colors, cosmos black and space silver.
After its South Korea launch, the device would also be available in other countries including the US, Britain, France, and Germany, but the company did not specify their launch dates.
"Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Galaxy Fold's revolutionary form factor offers a bigger, more immersive screen without sacrificing portability. This is what we call innovation of new mobile experience in action," D.J. Koh, President and CEO of IT and Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics said in a statement.
In terms of specifications, the device features a 7.3-inch primary flexible AMOLED display and a secondary 4.6-inch screen on the cover of the phone.
The premium smartphone comes backed by a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 octa-core SoC, paired with 12GB of RAM and 512GB storage.
On the rear, it packs a 16MP + 12MP + 12MP triple rear camera set-up. The device also sports a 10MP+8MP dual camera on the front for selfies.
The smartphone was originally set to release on April 26, but the manufacturer indefinitely delayed it after multiple review units experienced display issues.
According to some media reviewers who have already received the device, the new model doesnâ€™t have a visible screen protector. Itâ€™s there, but one will not be able to see it. The opening and closing of the phone is smoother and sturdier. Samsung has also done away with the blue and green colours and will only be selling it in silver and black now.