Samsung Galaxy Fold Breaking Boundaries and Illuminating the Future with Leading-Edge Technological Innovations

Nov 07. 2019

Exclusively preview and priority pre-order at Lane Crawford starting from November 10

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Hong Kong – November 6, 2019 – Samsung has long been committed to researching and developing innovations as part of their effort to infuse their designs with breakthrough technologies and offer customers with unprecedented novel experiences. Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. today announced the official arrival of the Galaxy Fold – the globally acclaimed brand-new foldable device that has established a mobile category of its own – in Hong Kong. As a new and distinctive form factor, the Galaxy Fold is a blend of sophisticated design, premium materials and original display technology that disrupts conventional concepts and overcomes the constraints of smart devices. The Galaxy Fold has not only garnered unanimous recognition from the industry, but it also marks the dawn of an innovative and technologically sophisticated future. 

Starting from November 10, the Galaxy Fold will be showcased exclusively at the iconic luxury department store Lane Crawford. Customers are welcome to visit any of the showcases to admire up-close the splendid design of the Galaxy Fold. The device will be solely available for priority pre-order while stock lasts across all Lane Crawford stores starting from November 10, and it will be available to the general public for purchase from November 22 onwards. 

“Samsung has always created infinite possibilities by spearheading technological breakthroughs and innovations. Through years of conscientious research and development, we have brought mobile experience to a whole new level. The Galaxy Fold is Samsung’s first-ever foldable smart mobile device, which transcends conventional boundaries of mobile design and defines a brand-new mobile category of its own. We are delighted to join hands with Lane Crawford for this exclusive collaboration to invite consumers to preview and enjoy priority pre-order the Galaxy Fold. Together we offer a premium customer journey underpinned by revolutionary design, attentive retail experience, exceptional unboxing experience and exclusive care service,” said Ms. Yiyin Zhao, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics H.K. Co. Ltd. 

The Perfect Design that Brings Exclusive Experiences to Life

Available in Space Silver and Cosmos Black, the understated yet elegant the Galaxy Fold embodies pioneering elements of design, function and performance. Combining the best of both smartphones and laptops, for instance, the Galaxy Fold allows users to single-handedly multitask and enjoy the brilliant visual effects of its wider screen once it opens up. 

The Galaxy Fold is a testament to Samsung’s tremendous effort to perfect each and every detail. The fingerprint scanner, for example, is placed on the side where the thumb naturally rests, so that users can easily unlock the device the moment they pick up it up. Built upon an ergonomic design, the Galaxy Fold can also be used single-handedly with ease, so much so that users can reply to text messages, take pictures or browse their playlists promptly and effortlessly. With the Galaxy Fold, any applications are well within the reach of a thumb. 

The innovative and unparalleled design of the Galaxy Fold never fails to stir users’ sense of touch – whether it is the sophisticated appearance when closed, or the immersive 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display when it is opened. Featuring Dynamic AMOLED display, as well as HDR10+ color and Dynamic Tone Mapping, the main display enables users to immerse themselves in an impressive and true-to-life visual experience at all times. 

Samsung’s research and development team paid meticulous attention to ensuring an even distribution of batteries, cameras and other components within the Galaxy Fold, hence achieving a pleasant and balanced sense of grip for users whether the device is opened or closed. The Galaxy Fold also features a sophisticated and brand-new hinging mechanism composed of numerous interlocking gears, which allows users to open and close the device with as much ease as flipping through a book.

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Infinite Possibilities for Multitaskers

In collaboration with business partners, Samsung has built for the Galaxy Fold the unique UX, which provides users with endless possibilities by altering conventions of mobile device usage and leveraging the best of both the cover and the foldable main displays. For instance, when users open their Galaxy Fold, active applications will switch immediately from the cover to the main display. When they close their device, the applications will switch seamlessly back to the cover display again. 

The Galaxy Fold’s main display can cover up to three active applications simultaneously – one in a large window and two in small windows. At work, users can easily manage emails, documents and their schedules all on the main display. When travelling, users can view the map, browse the internet and share their thoughts on social media – all at the same time. With the Galaxy Fold, users can enjoy great convenience and achieve better results with significantly higher efficiency. 

Extraordinary Functions that Facilitate Perfect Performance

When designing the Galaxy Fold, Samsung was especially concerned with the arrangement of professional-level cameras, which include the rear triple cameras (ultra wide, wide-angle and telephoto), the front dual cameras and a cover camera. Whenever the device is opened or closed, users can capture unparalleled pictures, videos or even selfies – hence each and every exciting moment of their lives – from every angle and with great flexibility. 

The extraordinary design of the Galaxy Fold comes with an equally impressive set of ancillary features that supports its wide array of functions and fulfills users’ numerous demands. Integral to the Galaxy Fold’s exceptional performance are an outstanding battery capacity that supports one full day of usage, a substantial memory storage that retains numerous pictures and videos while ensuring high degree of smoothness, and the convenient feature of wireless power-sharing, amongst others. 

Galaxy Fold Premier Service

Samsung also strives to create a premium customer experience by providing the Galaxy Fold users with a series of services, including 24/7 comprehensive assistance that the Galaxy Fold consultants provide assistance via the 09:00-24:00 hotline at 3698 4698 and 24-hour online Live Chat. 

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Availability and Suggested Retail Price

Samsung Galaxy Fold will be available on the following dates with the suggested retail price as follows:

Model

Color

Available Date

Suggested Retail Price

Galaxy Fold 

The premium box comes with Galaxy Buds, a durable slim cover with Aramid fiber and other in-box essentials. 

Space Silver,

Cosmos Black

- For exclusive preview and priority pre-order (limited stocks) at Lane Crawford locations from November 10, including  ifc mall, Pacific Place Home Store, Times Square and Canton Road

- For sale to the general public starting from November 22

HKD15,998

Galaxy Fold Calfskin Leather Cover

Black

November 22

HKD888

Galaxy Fold Product Specifications:

Special Features

New Design & Cinematic Display:

- Two screen design that provide portability when closed with 4.6” cover screen and provide wider viewing experience when opened with 7.3" inner screen

- Comfortable width & length for one-hand use

- Dynamic AMOLED Display supports HDR10+ with Dynamic Tone Mapping, let you see the scene with a wider color gamut and optimizes the brightness of scenes

- Decrease blue light emitted from the screen while maintaining the original color

Transformative & multitasking experience:

- Support using all kinds of apps on 4.6” cover screen

- While using the cover screen, you can open the Galaxy fold to pick things up on the larger inner screen without any interruptions

- Multitasking support up to 3 app windows & app switching

Professional Grade Camera:

- Hexa Camera that capture everything you want

- Three rear camera that can switch between telephoto (2x optical zoom) to wide-angle (123 degree Ultra Wide Angle)

- Dual lens front camera that create UHD video and artistic Live Focus effects

- Single-lens cover camera that provides a better usability for quick selfie shots

- Support recognizing 30 types of scenes with Local Tone Mapping technology bring out your photo look like shot by professional photographer

- Intelligent camera to recommend you a perfect composition by referencing a database of over 100 million photo

- Super steady offer superior quality same as professional action cam, so you can record clear video with no shaking

Long-lasting intelligent Battery:

- Up to 4,380mAh Dual-cell battery that ensure long usage time

- Automatically optimizes the battery usage based on the apps being used

Wireless PowerShare:

- You can use the Wireless PowerShare feature to share battery power with another smartphone or wearable^^^^ without a charger in emergency situations

- Charge other smartphone brands that support WPC Qi type wireless charging

Advanced Feature:

- Support Samsung Pay##

- Support 4G & 3G in Hong Kong & China (6 mode)++

- Unity game engine optimization

- Vapor Chamber cooling system enable device generates less heat

- Wired fast charging▲▲ / Support wireless fast charging▲▲

Operating Platform***

- Android 9

Band^^++

4G FDD-LTE: B1(2100), B2(1900), B3(1800), B4(AWS), B5(850), B7(2600), B8(900), B12(700), B13(700), B18(800), B19(800), B20(800), B25(1900), B26(850), B28(700)

4G TDD-LTE: B34(2010), B38(2600), B39(1900), B40(2300), B41(2500)

3G WCDMA: B1(2100), B2(1900), B5(850), B8(900)

3G TD-SCDMA: B34(2010), B39(1880)

3G CDMA: BC0(800)

2G GSM: GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900

2G CDMA: CDMA800

Dimension

Folded : 160.9 (L) x 62.8 (W) x 17.1 (Hinge) – 15.7 (Sagging) mm

- Unfolded : 160.9 (L) x 117.9 (W) x 7.6 (Frame) - 6.9 (Screen) mm

Weight

-276 g

Display**

Cover Display : 4.6” HD+ Super AMOLED Display (720 x 1680, 399ppi, 21:9)

Main Display : 7.3” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Display (2152 x 1536, 362ppi, 4.2:3)

Processor

Octa-core (2.8GHz,2.4GHz,1.7GHz)

7nm processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855

Memory

12GB RAM + 512GB ROM

Color+

Space Silver / Cosmos Black

Battery*

4,380mAh

Camera

Triple Rear Camera:

- Rear camera 1 : Ultra-Wide 16MP (F2.2)

- Rear camera 2 : Wide 12MP /w Dual Pixel and OIS (F1.5/F2.4)

- Rear camera 3 : Tele 12MP OIS (F2.4)

- Support Live focus feature

- Support Intelligent Scene Optimizer and Composition Guide

Dual Front Camera:

- Front camera 1 : 10MP (F2.2)

- Front camera 2 : 8MP RGB (F1.9)

Cover Camera:

- Cover camera 1 : 10MP (F2.2)

Video Recording and Playback

- UHD(4K): 3840 x 2160 pixel (Rare/ Front Camera)

- Recording mode: Super Slow motion, Hyperlapse

Music Player

- Stereo speakers sound by AKG

- Ultra High Quality Audio: PCM 32bit/384kHz, DSD 64/128

- SoundAliveTM Sound Effect (Samsung Proprietary Technology)

Audio / Video Play Format

- Video Play Format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM

- Audio Play Format: MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, DFF, DSF, APE

Internet Tool

- GoogleTM (Chrome, Gmail, Google, Maps, Play Movies & TV, Drive, YouTubeTM ,Photos, Voice Search, Duo)

- Exchange Active Sync TM (Email, Contacts, Calendar)

- Samsung Galaxy Store

Sensor

- Accelerometer, Barometer, Side Fingerprint Sensor, Gyro Sensor, Geomagnetic Sensor, Hall Sensor, RGB Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor

Connectivity

Data Transfer^^

- LTE Cat 16 : 1.0Gbps / 150Mbps

- DC-HSPA+ 42Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps / 3G / EDGE / GPRS

Wi-Fi

- IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax 2.4G+5GHz, HE80, MIMO, 1024-QAM

- Wi-Fi Direct

Bluetooth®#

- v5.0 (A2DP, AVRCP, DI, HFP, HID, HOGP, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP)

Connectivity

- USB Type-C

Wireless Connectivity

- NFC

- GPS (Support A-GPS),GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo

** Measured diagonally, the screen size in the full rectangle

* Performance of the battery is subject to the network, signal strength, function, selection and profile.

▲▲ It must be charged by dedicated Samsung Charger and Battery.

***Please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/ for latest Operating Platform

^^ Subject to local network, data and messaging services.

^^^^ Applicable to designated device

++ Support 4G Network in HK and China: FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE; 3G Network in HK: WCDMA; 3G Network in China: TD-SCDMA and WCDMA and CDMA. Subject to local network, data and messaging services.

Actual available memory for end user usage may vary due to pre-configuration. The pre-configuration includes preloaded operating system and applications.

+ For reference only, please check with our staff for details.

GPS/A-GPS connection is subject to local network and data services and network providers may charge additional service fees. Additionally, connection times can be affected by external factors, such as surrounding environment, weather, etc

# Stereo Bluetooth is only applicable to specific headsets.

##The use of Samsung Pay in each place is subject to the laws and regulations of the service territory and any other rules determined by the relevant merchant, payment processor, payment network, regulator, and government authority. You should check the service availability for your region before use of Samsung Pay. 

For more information about product specifications, please visit http://www.samsung.com/hk_en/ or contact Samsung customer service hotline at (+852) 3698-4698. 

** All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice or obligation.

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