Samsung Galaxy Fold will run 'hundreds' of optimised apps at launch

Alonzo Simpson
September 11, 2019

Samsung has certainly worked well to adapt its apps to the device, but what happens when a third-party developed app is launched without taking into account the specificities of this new category of smartphone?

Samsung today unveiled two smartphones in its Galaxy A-series - Galaxy A50s and Galaxy A30s in India.

Samsung will sell the Galaxy Fold 5G in Korea for about $1,990 with 12GB of RAM and half a terabyte of storage.

"Our coolest new Galaxy A50s and A30s have been created to elevate the smartphone experience of young millennials and Gen Z to the next level as they are equipped with premium features such as Night Mode, Super Steady video and Samsung pay", said Ranjivjit Singh, Senior Vice President and Head of Marketing, Mobile Business, Samsung India in a statement.

According to Samsung fan site SamMobile, the Galaxy Fold will be covered with a standard one-year warranty and an extra warranty that will give users an Infinity Flex Display replacement for a discounted rate in case it breaks for any reason.

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The company says there will be "hundreds" of apps in the Google Play Store and the Galaxy Store.

Apart from the new refreshed back design with holographic geometric patterns, the Galaxy A50s gets a newer triple-camera setup that consists of a 48MP f/2.0 main camera, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens and a 5MP depth camera.

Connectivity options include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5, GPS, GLONASS, USB Type C port and 3.5mm audio jack. It sports a 6.4-inch HD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-V display on the front, with a 16MP selfie camera up-top and in-display fingerprint scanner. The triple camera setup now consists of a primary 25MP camera, an 8MP ultra-wide lens and a 5MP depth sensor.

The device houses a 4000mAh battery with 15W fast charging and runs on Android 9.0 Pie OS out-of-the-box. The phone will be powered by a new Exynos 9611 octa-core processor and have 4GB RAM and 6GB of RAM variants along with 64GB and 128GB of internal storage, respectively.

The smartphone comes packed with 4000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support.

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