Samsung launched its first ever foldable smartphone at an event last night which it says is a new beginning for the phone industry.
The South Korean company says the Samsung Galaxy Fold will launch in the UK on May 3.
The first device of its kind from a major phone maker, here is everything you need to know about the Galaxy Fold.
Two screens – double the fun (Samsung)As well as a traditional 4.6-inch smartphone screen, the Galaxy Fold houses a second, larger display inside its body.
When unfolded and open, users can take advantage of a flexible 7.3-inch AMOLED Infinity Flex display.
The fold is powered by a new hinging mechanism engineered by the tech giant which uses multiple interlocking gears housed in a hidden enclosure.
The hinge along the back of the Galaxy Fold (Samsung)The Fold contains features common in most flagship smartphones – including a fingerprint scanner in the side of the device.
It also includes six cameras – three on the rear, two on the inside and one on the front of the device.
The Fold also appears to have space for more battery power. It will contain a 4,380mAh battery – one of the largest available in a smartphone.
Samsung has worked with some of the biggest apps, including Facebook to make it compatible (Samsung)The larger screen of the Fold is able to display up to three apps at once for multi-tasking purposes.
The device also supports what Samsung calls App Continuity, which allows users to transition between the two screens seamlessly – as the Fold opens and closes, apps will automatically show up where you left off.
Price and availability
It also comes in a few different colours (Samsung)The UK-specific price has not yet been confirmed but the Galaxy Fold will go on sale in Europe (including the UK) on May 3.
The European price is an eye-watering 2,000 euros so there’s a high chance the phone could land in the UK with a price tag of around £1,700. Ouch.