As anyone who was a teen in the mid-aughts can attest, flip phones were once the hottest tech product on the market. Before smartphones came along, the Motorola Razr was the ultimate status symbol—bonus points if it was hot pink. And while today’s phones do (so) much more, we have to admit that sometimes, we’re a little nostalgic for a phone that closes. Thanks to Samsung, there will soon be a foldable smartphone on the market.
According to The Verge, Samsung has been teasing the concept since November 2018, and at the Samsung Unpacked event yesterday, February 20th, the company announced that the new phone will be called the Galaxy Fold. In a press release, Samsung explained that the phone will initially look like a regular smart phone with a normal-sized screen. However, it will then fold out to become tablet-sized. It also boasts six camera lenses and 12 GB of RAM, and it can charge a second device wirelessly while it’s plugged into a charger. Basically, the Galaxy Fold is like a smartphone and a tablet all rolled into one.
Check out Samsung’s reveal video to see how it works.
If you can’t wait to get your hands on this new phone/tablet, The Verge notes that it will be available through AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. starting on April 26th, and it will arrive in Europe on May 3rd. And in case you were wondering, yes, all these high-tech advancements come with a price. The foldable phone will retail for a starting price of $1,980 or 2,000 euros. That’s a far cry from Razr prices, but it seems like it might be worth it for this duel-capability flip phone of the future.
We’re definitely intrigued by the idea of the Galaxy Fold. Would you consider buying one?