Will we ever see the Samsung Galaxy Fold? We hope so.

Monday, May 13th, 2019

A little under three months ago a few members of the Unlocked Mobiles team were in attendance at the Samsung event in San Francisco, where Samsung unveiled the future in smartphones, well at least we thought so, with the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The hall was filled with excitement, everyone thought that this was an industry changer and we were expecting a new evolution in handheld devices.

After the announcements, we all made our way through the exhibition area to the sample rooms on either side of the venue, we were all excited to see the amazing new device. However, there was one strange question by everyone at this event when we got to the display stands – just why is the Galaxy Fold not on display? Why would there be an announcement for a product and then not have it to show the people who were invited. If there was an indication that Samsung were not ready to showcase this device then this was it. A week later at MWC in Barcelona, we were greeted with exactly the same situation. However, we had faith in Samsung, even after the Note issues in the past, surely they would not make a similar mistake? Well, it appears to have happened again. The lucky people (press and influences that haven’t paid and would have to return the initial samples) who got to use the device before general sale started to receive their sample units and gradually the devices became unusable and failed.


As of writing this post, we are still unsure at to whether the Fold will be released. We hope it does. We hope it will work and we hope it will make way for a new array of amazing devices from Samsung and other OEM manufacturers. Be confident that if it is released, Unlocked Mobiles will stock the Samsung Galaxy Fold Sim Free, so register your interest on our product page – you never know – it may be the best phone ever released after all!


Could this be the next Galaxy Fold? Samsung hint at wearable Smartphone for your wrists.

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Less than a month from one of the most exciting launches in mobile history (Samsung’s Galaxy Fold), the tech giant are outdoing themselves, dropping hints of smartphones that look like they’re straight out of science fiction novels.

samsung bendable wrist smartphone

The South Korea-based smartphone giant is taking malleable displays to a whole new level, promoting their ambitions for bendable phone displays.

A patent filed by Samsung last year with the World Intellectual Property Organisation was published a few days ago, depicting displays that can be worn around the wrist, allowing a smartphone to replace the smartwatch as an all in one alternative.

samsung wearable smartphone with flexible display

According to the filings, the smartphone will be fitted with magnets at either end to allow the device to keep its shape when curved, and the camera will be on one side of a sliding mechanism.

Tech Blog LetsGoDigital, have created renders based on the patent, suggesting the rear of the bendable smartphone will be fitted with flexible elastic plates constructed from stainless steel. The movement of these plates will come from a number of small links to give the phone its ability to bend.

If you’re looking to get your hands on a foldable handset as soon as they hit the market, register your interest in the Samsung Galaxy Fold or Huawei’s Mate X for VIP Pre-order privileges.


Meet the Samsung Galaxy Fold

Friday, February 22nd, 2019

Samsung rolled out 4 new devices during their Unpacked 2019 event yesterday, the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10e and the star of the show the show, The Samsung Galaxy Fold.

Today, Samsung is writing the next chapter in mobile innovation history by changing what’s possible in a smartphone. Galaxy Fold introduces a completely new category that unlocks new capabilities never seen before with our Infinity Flex Display.
We created Galaxy Fold for those that want to experience what a premium foldable device can do, beyond the limitations of a traditional smartphone.

-DJ Koh President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics

Here’s the specifications at a glance:

  • Sim: Nano-SIM
  • NFC: Samsung Pay (Visa, MasterCard certified)
  • Folding Display: 7.3 inches Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 154.5 cm2, 1536 x 2152 pixels, 16:10 ratio (~414 ppi density)
  • Cover display: 4.6 inches HD+ Super AMOLED (21:9)
  • OS: Android 9.0 (Pie)
  • Chipset: Qualcomm SDM855 Snapdragon 855 (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.84 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 485)
  • GPU: Adreno 640
  • Memory: 512 GB, 12 GB RAM
  • Main Camera: Triple Camera system
  • 12 MP, f/1.5-2.4, 26mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
  • 12 MP, f/2.4, 52mm (telephoto), 1/3.6″, 1.0µm, AF, OIS, 2x optical zoom
  • 16 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
  • Camera Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 2160p@30/60fps
  • Selfie Camera: Dual Camera System
  • 10 MP, f/2.2, PDAF
  • 8 MP, f/1.9, depth sensor
  • Cover camera: 10 MP, f/2.2
  • Features: HDR Video, 1080p@30fps
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio:  32-bit/384kHz audio, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Dolby Atmos/AKG sound
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Sensors: Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • Features: ANT+, Bixby natural language commands and dictation, Samsung DeX (desktop experience support)
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 4380 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 18W

Register your interest in the Samsung Galaxy Fold so you’re first in line for preorders.

Samsung’s Galaxy S10 range is available to pre-order now.



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