/>
X

Samsung Galaxy Fold first look: in pictures

Samsung's new Galaxy Fold is one of the most unique devices we have seen in years with a smartphone/tablet in one device. After three days of use, it's clearly a high end product for the early adopter that is a stunning achievement in engineering.
matt-miller-headshot.jpg
By Matthew Miller, Contributor on
samsung-galaxy-fold-30.jpg
1 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Closed black Galaxy Fold in hand

samsung-galaxy-fold-32.jpg
2 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Back of the opened Galaxy Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-29.jpg
3 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Triple rear camera system

samsung-galaxy-fold-31.jpg
4 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Front display without the case

samsung-galaxy-fold-12.jpg
5 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Opened Galaxy Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-14.jpg
6 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Gorgeous OLED panel on the large display

samsung-galaxy-fold-15.jpg
7 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

App shortcuts on the Galaxy Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-16.jpg
8 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Start folding it up

samsung-galaxy-fold-17.jpg
9 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Display is still visible and working as you close the Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-24.jpg
10 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

All setup and ready to use

samsung-galaxy-fold-10.jpg
11 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Dual inside front-facing cameras and sensors

samsung-galaxy-fold-11.jpg
12 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

USB-C port for charging and bottom firing speaker

samsung-galaxy-fold-13.jpg
13 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

The foldable part is clearly visible and touchable

samsung-galaxy-fold-18.jpg
14 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Side fingerprint sensor, power button, and volume buttons

samsung-galaxy-fold-21.jpg
15 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Closed Galaxy Fold vs Galaxy Note 10+

samsung-galaxy-fold-22.jpg
16 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Apps on the Fold vs Note 10+

samsung-galaxy-fold-28.jpg
17 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Included carbon fiber shell case pieces

samsung-galaxy-fold-19.jpg
18 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Front display on the Galaxy Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-20.jpg
19 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Fully functional Android phone on the front display

samsung-galaxy-fold-25.jpg
20 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Hinge and included case attached to the Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-6.jpg
21 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Back of the Fold with the carbon fiber case

samsung-galaxy-fold-7.jpg
22 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Back with the included case

samsung-galaxy-fold-8.jpg
23 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Case on the front piece

samsung-galaxy-fold-9.jpg
24 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Fold branding on the back of the case

samsung-galaxy-fold-26.jpg
25 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Substantial hinge/spine of the Galaxy Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-27.jpg
26 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Bottom view of the closed Galaxy Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-23.jpg
27 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

ZDNet website, Fold vs Note 10+

samsung-galaxy-fold-33.jpg
28 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Google Maps: Fold vs Note 10+

samsung-galaxy-fold-37.jpg
29 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Kindle Oasis vs Galaxy Fold with Kindle app

samsung-galaxy-fold-39.jpg
30 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Watching Dark Crystal on Netflix

samsung-galaxy-fold-38.jpg
31 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Watching Dark Crystal on Netflix, zoom view fills the display

samsung-galaxy-fold-44.jpg
32 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Opened Fold with widgets and apps

samsung-galaxy-fold-41.jpg
33 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

App launcher on the Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-1.jpg
34 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Samsung Galaxy Fold retail box

samsung-galaxy-fold-2.jpg
35 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Slide off the outer sleeve to reveal an inner sleeve

samsung-galaxy-fold-3.jpg
36 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Finally get to the inner white packaging

samsung-galaxy-fold-34.jpg
37 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Care instructions attached to the opened Galaxy Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-35.jpg
38 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Unfold the future

samsung-galaxy-fold-4.jpg
39 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Galaxy Fold Premier Service flyer

samsung-galaxy-fold-5.jpg
40 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Galaxy Buds, charger, and USB cable included

samsung-galaxy-fold-40.jpg
41 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Entering text on the Fold: split keyboard view

samsung-galaxy-fold-42.jpg
42 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Picking which apps apply continuity to the small screen

samsung-galaxy-fold-43.jpg
43 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Samsung email looks lovely on the Galaxy Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-45.jpg
44 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Spotify on the Galaxy Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-46.jpg
45 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Setting up multi-view app edge launcher

samsung-galaxy-fold-47.jpg
46 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Using three apps at once on the Galaxy Fold

samsung-galaxy-fold-48.jpg
47 of 47 Matthew Miller/ZDNet

Two apps with a pop-up view app

Related Galleries

Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup
shutterstock-1024665187.jpg

Related Galleries

Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup

8 Photos
Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'
Full of promises!

Related Galleries

Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'

8 Photos
Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup
Asian woman working at a desk in front of a computer and calculator

Related Galleries

Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup

8 Photos
Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup
Person seated at a booth in a cafe looks at their phone and laptop.

Related Galleries

Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup

10 Photos
Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida
ca3b4019-26c5-4ce0-a844-5aac39e2c34b.jpg

Related Galleries

Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida

16 Photos
Incipio, Kate Spade, and Coach cases for Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: hands-on
s22-ultra-incipio-coach-cases-2.jpg

Related Galleries

Incipio, Kate Spade, and Coach cases for Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: hands-on

15 Photos
Casetify Impact Crush Galaxy S22 Ultra case hands-on: in pictures
casetify-s22-ultra-3.jpg

Related Galleries

Casetify Impact Crush Galaxy S22 Ultra case hands-on: in pictures

10 Photos