Samsung has invited vloggers, journalists and other influencers around the globe to take a sneak peek at the Galaxy Fold, the company’s first foldable smartphone. Pre-orders went live yesterday and the device is expected to be shipped from April 28 to consumers who are willing to shell out almost 2K for the privilege of owning one.
Vlogger Casey Neistat, German football-star Mario Goetze and DJ Steve Aoki were among the happy few who received a free phone from Samsung. In return for some big smiles and celebrity endorsement. The Samsung promotional video is embedded below.
On a more serious note, Android Central did an extensive hands-on with the Fold. They write: ‘The Galaxy Fold gracefully handles the transition from small to big screen, and where it can’t, it provides a pretty robust set of fallback experiences that shouldn’t upset the early adopter crowd too much.’
Pocket Now were also allowed some hands-on time with the Fold and they are somewhat sceptical: ‘It’s hard to say what I think about this device. There are a lot of things I like about it, and a lot of things I don’t like about it.’
Finally, the good old Beeb from Britain took the device for a spin. The hefty price tag being the main topic in this review.
Watch out for our own hands-on video with the Samsung Galaxy Fold, coming later this week!