Samsung launches folding phone, prices it nearly $2,000

Chennai: Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Fold, a smartphone that folds open like a book to be a 7.3 inch tablet with prices starting at $1,980. The South Korean giant also announced the first smartphone for fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks.

The Galaxy Fold, unveiled at a San Francisco event, was also accompanied by S10 handsets that come in four versions that Samsung claims to offer rich color displays, longer battery life and sophisticated cameras.

They will feature AI-enhanced software and wireless charging capabilities that allow Galaxy smartphones to be used as charging pads to power up other devices.

The Fold will be available from 26 April with the 5G version joining later. The S10e starts at $749 while the S10 Plus comes at $999 and will be available 8 March.

NT Bureau