The manufacturer also announced pre-order and release dates
Samsung has announced that the Galaxy Fold will be available in the UK through an exclusive operator partnership with EE as well as from the Samsung Online Shop and Samsung Experience Stores.
Pre-registration opened today at 08.00am GMT for those looking to receive updates about the device. Samsung also revealed that the Galaxy Fold will be available for pre-order from April 26 ahead of its retail launch on May 3.
The Galaxy Fold features the world’s first foldable 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex Display, which can fold into a compact device. It comes with an App Continuity feature that allows transitions between the cover and Infinity Flex display, as well as a Multi-Active Window that enables multi-tasking across three open apps at once.
The device will retail from Samsung from a starting RRP of £1799. All devices will come with Galaxy Buds and a slim-design protective Kevlar case. EE plans will be announced at a later date.
Samsung UK and Ireland corporate vice president Conor Pierce said: “Samsung is delighted to be partnering with EE to bring the incredible new Galaxy Fold to the UK market. With the Galaxy Fold, we didn’t just change the shape of the phone. We pushed the boundaries of innovation to change the shape of tomorrow. We are so proud to have defied convention to pioneer a new category of smartphone, one that adapts effortlessly to today’s demands for multi-functional handheld devices. We’re a decade on from when we launched the first S Series phone; the aspirational design of the new Galaxy Fold will help define the next ten.”
BT consumer division CEO Marc Allera added: “EE offers the UK’s biggest and fastest 4G network, built to give customers superfast speeds and a reliable mobile connection in more place than any other, and the latest technology in partnership with the world’s most exciting brands. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is a great example of this – offering a revolutionary new design that gives customers an exciting new way to enjoy their favorite content and new experiences with its impressive folding screen. As Samsung’s exclusive partner in the UK, we will help customers bring this innovative new smartphone to life – allowing them to make the most from it on the go, whether that’s online gaming, searching maps or watching the latest HD movies on Samsung’s largest smartphone screen to date.”