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Deja vu: Samsung Galaxy Fold finally available… and no longer breakable?

Deja vu: Samsung Galaxy Fold finally available… and no longer breakable?
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Samsung has revealed the Samsung Galaxy Fold… again. The new, non-breaking version of the troubled handset is available now in the manufacturer's home country of South Korea, with releases in "select" countries to follow. 

"During the past several months, Samsung has been refining the Galaxy Fold to ensure it delivers the best possible experience," said the company "Not only we improved [sic] the Galaxy Fold’s design and construction, but also took the time to rethink the entire consumer journey."

Its revised construction aside, the Samsung Galaxy Fold remains the same as last we saw it, right down to its Cosmos Black and Space Silver color options, and on paper at least could still be one of the best camera phones (opens in new tab) – especially with a 5G version in certain territories.

When folded, its 'cover camera' is a 10MP f/2.2 selfie camera. Unfolded, it boasts a dual-camera array with a 10MP f/2.2 sensor and an 8MP f/1.9 RGB depth camera. On the rear, meanwhile, the phone features a triple-camera setup with a 16MP f/2.2 ultra wide-angle, a 12MP f/1.5-2.4 wide-angle, and a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto camera.

It's back… will the Samsung Galaxy Fold last longer than a few days, this time?

It's back… will the Samsung Galaxy Fold last longer than a few days, this time? (Image credit: Samsung)

In terms of its screen, the Samsung Galaxy Fold features a 4.6-inch, 21:9, HD+ Super AMOLED display when closed. When unfolded, the display becomes a 7.3-inch, 4.2:3,  QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED – which could also make it one of the best tablets for photo editing on the go.

While Samsung falsely claimed a "First-of-its-Kind User Experience" (when the Fold was recalled, the world's first folding camera phone was actually the Royole FlexPai), the expanded screen size promises to be a game changer… provided it doesn't break, this time.

 According to Metro (opens in new tab), "this mega-display will allow users to interact with three apps at once and Samsung worked with Facebook, Google and Microsoft Corp to create special versions of their popular apps to fit the new screen."

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is priced at $1,980 / £1,800 and will be available in the UK on 18 September, with a release in the USA and Europe "in the coming weeks".

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a magazine and web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Camera Magazine (opens in new tab)PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine (opens in new tab)N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine (opens in new tab)Digital Photographer (opens in new tab) and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Show (opens in new tab). An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.