Galaxy Fold available in the Philippines 'soon,' Samsung says


Posted at Oct 22 2019 03:50 PM

The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G phone is presented at the hall of Samsung at the IFA consumer tech fair in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 6, 2019. Hannibal Hanschke, Reuters

MANILA -- Samsung's foldable smartphone will be available in the Philippines "soon," adding to its stable of premium devices in the local market, the company said.

The world's second largest smartphone vendor did not immediately release local pricing for the Galaxy Fold, which costs $1,980 in the US (roughly P101,300).

Samsung delayed the global release for the Galaxy Fold to September after screens on review units malfunctioned in April.

"During the past several months, Samsung has been refining the Galaxy Fold to ensure it delivers the best possible experience. Not only did Samsung improve the Galaxy Fold’s design and construction, but also took the time to rethink the entire consumer journey," Samsung said in a statement.

The Galaxy Fold has runs Android 9 Pie with a custom user interface for the foldable 7.3-inch display.

It has dual cameras on the front and a triple lens setup on the rear. It ships with 12GB RAM and 512GB internal storage.

"Consumers have responded positively to larger screens, and the Galaxy Fold’s revolutionary form factor offers a bigger, more immersive screen without sacrificing portability," said DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics.