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THE INVESTOR
October 24, 2019
Big Reunion

Samsung

Samsung to release Galaxy Fold in Europe in May

  • PUBLISHED :March 26, 2019 - 13:43
  • UPDATED :March 26, 2019 - 13:43
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Samsung Electronics said on March 26 that it plans to release its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, in Europe in early May.

The company showcased its first foldable device during a global event late last month in the hopes that the new device will become a game-changer in the lethargic smartphone market. 


According to Samsung, the new smartphone will be sold from May 3 in Britain, France and 13 other European nations, with the price set at 2,000 euros ($2,263).

The new type of handset has a tablet-sized screen that can be folded up to fit into a pocket. With six camera lenses -- three in the back, two on the inside and one on the cover -- the foldable model will provide a new level of multitasking, the firm said. Users can open up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display.

Samsung said earlier the Galaxy Fold starts at $1,980 and will hit shelves in the US market April 26.

The foldable model’s 5G version is expected to be available in May in the South Korean market.

By Ram Garikipati and newswires (ram@heraldcorp.com)

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