Repair guides and disassembly information for Samsung's foldable smartphone / tablet hybrid, the Galaxy Z Fold, released in February 2019.
== Wallpapers == Check out our free [link|https://www.ifixit.com/News/16155/samsung-galaxy-fold-teardown-wallpapers|Galaxy Fold teardown wallpapers]! == Background and Identification == Eight years after their first flexible screen prototype was introduced, [link|https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/|Samsung] finally announced their first consumer-ready folding phone, the Galaxy Fold. Sporting two screens, a total of six cameras, 12 GB of RAM, and priced at a whopping $1,980, it was certainly an ambitious entrance into the nascent folding smartphone category. Marketed as a premium luxury device, the Fold was initially available in a variety of customizable color combinations including Martian Green, Gold, and Astro Blue. After the recall, it is only available in Space Silver and Cosmos Black. The Fold ships with Android 9.0 (Pie). The Samsung Galaxy Fold was announced in February of 2019 with the [[Topic:Samsung Galaxy S10|Galaxy S10|new_window=true]] devices, and was intended to launch on April 26th, 2019 but was delayed after [link|https://ifixit.org/blog/16025/galaxy-fold-failure-causes/|durability concerns] surfaced among review units. The phone is sometimes retroactively named the Galaxy Z Fold as Samsung’s foldables are now a part of their [[Topic:Samsung Galaxy Z|Galaxy Z series]] lineup. Months later, Samsung came forward and announced that they had [link|https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20850693/samsung-galaxy-fold-hands-on-ifa-2019-fixed-display-hinge|made some improvements to the Fold]: extending the protective layer over the inner screen all the way to the bezels; adding layers of metal the backside of the inner screen to make it more durable; and adding plastic protection caps to gaps between the screen and the bezel in the middle of the inner screen where it folds. They also launched a campaign called [link|https://youtu.be/VVUg4jjvX1A|Caring For Your Galaxy Fold] in which they advise users to use “a light touch” when interacting with the fragile inner screen. By the end of September 2019, Fold units were shipping around the world. == Technical Specifications == ***Size:*** * Folded: ** 62.9 x 160.9 x 17.0 mm * Unfolded: ** 117.9 x 160.9 x 7.5 mm * 263 g ***Displays:*** * Main Display: ** 7.3" QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex Display ** 2152x1536 ** 362 ppi * Cover Display: ** 4.6" HD+ Super AMOLED Display ** 720x1680 ** 399 ppi ***Cameras:*** * Cover Camera: ** 10 MP Selfie Camera *** Pixel size: 1.22μm *** FOV: 80˚ *** F.No (aperture): F2.2 * Dual Front Cameras: ** 10 MP Selfie Camera *** Pixel size: 1.22μm *** FOV: 80˚ *** F.No (aperture): F2.2 ** 8 MP RGB Depth Camera *** Pixel Size: 1.12μm *** FOV: 85˚ *** F.No (aperture): F1.9 * Triple Rear Cameras: ** 16 MP Ultra Wide Camera *** Pixel size: 1.0μm *** FOV: 123˚ *** F.No (aperture): F2.2 ** 12 MP Wide-angle Camera *** Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS *** Pixel size: 1.4μm *** FOV: 77˚ *** Dual Aperture: F1.5 mode/F2.4 mode ** 12 MP Telephoto Camera *** PDAF, OIS *** Pixel size: 1.0μm *** FOV: 45˚ *** F.No (aperture): F2.4 ***Battery:*** * LTE model: ** 4380 mAh (typical) dual battery * 5G model: ** 4235 mAh (typical) dual battery ***Memory:*** * 12GB RAM with 512 GB internal storage ***Network & Connectivity:*** * Data: ** LTE model: *** Enhanced 2X2 MIMO, 6CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18 *** Up to 1.2 Gbps Download / Up to 150 Mbps Upload ** 5G model: *** Non-Standalone (NSA), Sub6 / mmWave * Wi-Fi: ** 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (2.4/5GHz) * Bluetooth: ** Bluetooth® v 5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps) == Additional Information == * [link|https://www.samsung.com/global/galaxy/galaxy-fold/specs/|Full Samsung Galaxy Fold Spec sheet] * [link|https://www.wired.com/story/samsung-galaxy-fold-hands-on-first-impressions/|WIRED Galaxy Fold first look] * [link|https://www.samsung.com/us/support/|Samsung Support page]
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