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Samsung Galaxy Fold: Everything we know about the foldable smartphone so far

Samsung is holding the Galaxy Unpacked event in San Francisco later today. The event will see the Korean company unveil its latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S10 and its siblings. However, it’s not only the S10 that people, including me, are excited about. Samsung’s much awaited foldable smartphone is expected to be a big part of the event, and we can’t wait.

Now hours before the event, we have what could be the official name of the foldable smartphone. Word from prolific leaker Evan Blass suggests that the device will be announced under the title of Galaxy Fold.

Galaxy Fold is the name of Samsung’s foldable phone

Samsung has been subject to a torrent of leaks in the last couple of months. Pretty much everything about its Galaxy S10 lineup, as well as the Galaxy Watch Active, has been leaked. However, the company has done wonderfully well to keep its foldable smartphone under wraps so far. We’ve only seen what Samsung showed us: engineering prototype at SDC 2018 and a glimpse of its design in a teaser video.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 3D renders.

So we basically have little to tell you about what to expect from the device. However, based on various Samsung teasers and official press releases, here’s a round up of everything we know so far.

At the SDC, Samsung announced that its foldable AMOLED panel is called Infinity Flex. It consists of two different displays — a huge 7.3-inch panel on the inside and a smaller one on the front. When the device is folded, the front screen will be used, making it a normal smartphone. But when you unfold the device, you get a tablet at your disposal.

A few days ahead of the SDC 2018, Google had announced the support for foldable smartphones. This essentially means Android apps will be able to adjust and rearrange themselves based on whether they’re being used on the smaller display or the larger. Google calls it “screen continuity” and it functions similar to how the elements on your screen move around when you go from portrait to landscape mode.

We can’t wait to see all this on a working Samsung Galaxy Fold. Not a long wait now, though. Stay tuned as we bring you all the best bits from the Galaxy Unpacked later today.

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