Several new Galaxy’s were born recently in San Francisco at the annual Galaxy Unpacked event in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
The highlight of the event was the launch of The Galaxy Fold, a whole new smartphone category.
The Galaxy Fold
Samsung started their event with a bang with the debut of the Galaxy Fold; a 4.6-inch smartphone that opens up into a 7.3-inch tablet with the long-awaited Infinity Flex Display. The Infinity Flex Display has a hinge system that is invisible from the outside and allows the phone to be conveniently folded into a pocket.
The Galaxy Fold features a flexible OLED panel with “advanced composite polymer”, a hinge mechanism and interlocking gears. The edge-to-edge screen houses 2 front facing cameras and can literally take hundreds of thousands of folds.
The “app continuity” allows a user to switch content from the small screen of the phone to the larger screen of the tablet without missing a beat.
The Galaxy Fold is pricey starting at $1,980 and can be available for purchase starting April 26th. The available colors are Space Silver, Cosmos Black, Martian Green, and Astro Blue, with users even able to customize the hinge color.
Galaxy S10 Lineup
The Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10 5G phones have a new curved AMOLED display and the lower end S10e has a full HD flat screen. Galaxy’s S10’s has lots of design changes and center stage is the Infinity-O Display, which Samsung showcased last year at its developer conference. The main takeaways are the hole punch camera, eliminating the need for a notch, the in-display fingerprint sensor, and triple camera on the back!
The Infinity Display is curved with thin bezels on the bottom and top that creates more screen space. It is truly an all-screen design.
The “ultrasonic fingerprint reader” works with the Face Unlock feature and provides more robust security, and the machine learning algo reads the 3D fingerprints through ultrasonic sound waves.
The Galaxy S10 5G phone has 6 camera’s with a dual-front camera with 3D lens for augmented reality. It also has a quadruple rear camera with 3D telephoto lens.
Adobe Premier Rush
The S10 is optimized for the video editing app, Adobe Premier Rush CC, which was created specifically for smartphones photo editing. It allows users to trim, color correct and direct upload to social media without the need of a PC. It’s a desktop experience on a smartphone.