Podcast: Samsung unveils its $2,000 foldable phone
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REPORTER: We are at the Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco, where Samsung just unveiled a whole bunch of phones, including the S10. But the news that caught everyone’s attention is a phone that doesn’t come out until April. It’s called the Galaxy Fold.
Samsung is bringing back the flip phone. The Galaxy Fold is a 4.6 inch phone that opens up like a book to reveal a 7.3 inch tablet.
It reminds me of the folding tablet on HBO’s Westworld. The idea is you get both a phone that’s small enough to slide easily into a pocket and a big surface to watch video or do work.
Beyond those two screens, the Fold has 500 GB of storage and a whopping 6 cameras: Three on the back, two on the inside, and one on the front.
But hold onto your hats. This smartphone cost more than most computers—$1,980.
This thing is undoubtedly a technological feat, but as a product, there is plenty of skepticism that it’s a gimmick.
Samsung did not have any Galaxy Fold phones for journalists like me to put our hands on today, but I did get a chance to catch up with Justine Denison, the Samsung executive who showed off the Fold onstage.
SAMSUNG EXECUTIVE: This is one of those moments where we have unlocked a new way to interact with your device.
The technology is ready. People have not seen it. So of course they’re gonna be surprised. It’s a shocking, stunning piece of technology. The first time you fold it, I assure you, it’s like you take a double take.
REPORTER: What does it do other than fold? There’s no stylus, but you can start interacting with apps on the front and continue on the inside. And on the big screen, you can mega-multitask.
SAMSUNG EXECUTIVE: Now is the first time you can use three-app multitasking on a smartphone. You can’t even do this on a tablet today. This is a brand-new type of feature.
REPORTER: But even Samsung says the Fold is a work in progress.
Transcribed by Zabangu
Source: Washington Post