The Samsung Galaxy Fold speaks for itself in a silent product video

The Samsung Galaxy Fold gets demonstrated in a new product video. (Source: Samsung on YouTube)
The Samsung Galaxy Fold gets demonstrated in a new product video. (Source: Samsung on YouTube)
Samsung has released a video showing off the new Galaxy Fold and demonstrated some device usage as well. Features like App continuity, camera, and Samsung Dex are briefly shown. While the video does not go into too much detail, and is actually silent for the most part, it does give a glimpse of what to expect when the device is made available later this year.

The Galaxy Fold was made official at Samsung's recent Unpacked event but Samsung did not delve deep in actually demonstrating it. We are expecting quite a few foldable phones at MWC 2019 so it appears as if the South Korean-giant has released a YouTube video that shows the device up close and personal to emphasize some of its cool features in response to the competition.

The video starts off by showing some close-ups of the device and then goes on to show the wireless charging capabilities with the new Galaxy Watch Active while also showing no charging with what looks like the case for the new Galaxy Buds. The Galaxy Fold folds (duh...) easily into a compact form factor that snugly fits into a coat pocket.

The video does not demonstrate the Multi-Active Window feature but does show App Continuity that seamlessly transitions the Maps app between the cover and main displays. The camera app can be used directly from the cover display to control both the front and rear cameras. The only gripe is that the cover display's area appears somewhat limited due to the top and bottom bezels. Hopefully, we will see thinner bezels in upcoming iterations.

Samsung also showed off Samsung Dex running on the Galaxy Fold. Dex is easy to invoke via a simple swipe on the cover screen after connecting the phone to an external display via a USB Type-C cable.

The Galaxy Fold features a high-end 7 nm octa-core processor, 12 GB RAM, 512 GB UFS 3.0 storage, a triple rear camera, a dual front camera setup, and a 4,380 mAh battery. The phone is set to be available in Q2 2019 for starting from US$1,980.

Check out the video below (which is uncannily silent for some reason) and let us know what you think of the foldable future.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2019-02-24 (Update: 2019-02-24)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.