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Samsung Galaxy Fold: futuristic folding phone packs in six cameras

The Samsung Galaxy Fold has been revealed at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event and it is one of the strangest (not to mention expensive) camera phones we have ever seen. 

Although the official specs were a little thin on the ground, Samsung revealed the Galaxy Fold with bluster, announcing that it will be a folding smartphone that has six cameras built into it so "you never miss a shot".

There will be six cameras on the device: three on the back, two on the inside and one on the front. 

The specs for these are as follows:

Cover camera: 10MP Selfie Camera, F2.2 

Rear triple camera: 16MP Ultra Wide Camera, F2.2, 12MP Wide-angle Camera, Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.5/F2.4. 12MP Telephoto Camera, PDAF, OIS, F2.4, 2X optical zoom

Front dual camera: 10MP Selfie Camera, F2.2, 8MP RGB Depth Camera, F1.9

The Galaxy Fold has a 4.6-inch display when folded and when it is unfurled the Infinity Flex display is a whopping 7.3 inches.

To make sure that apps work properly on the device, Samsung has worked with the likes of WhatsApp, YouTube (YouTube Premium will be bundled) and Microsoft office to optimise the apps. 

The sound is delivered by AKG speakers and there is a 7nm processor on board and 12GB of ram. When it comes to battery, there are actually two powering the device.

If this all sounds expensive, that's because it is. The Galaxy Fold will be out in May (in the UK), April in the US and it is set to cost $1900. 

Even for six cameras, that is a lot of money. 

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A technology journalist who has been in the industry for 17 years, Marc is the former editor-in-chief of TechRadar and has also steered the ship for technology brands including T3, Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide, and is currently the director of Shortlist Media and co-owner of Shortlist.com. 


An expert in the field of camera phones and mobile tech, Marc has been a long-time specialist when it comes to phone reviews, hands-on coverage, reviews and rumors. As a frequent visitor to big trade shows like CES, he has also had boots on the ground for the latest camera announcements and breaking developments in fields such as 8K video.