Samsung and EE bring Galaxy Fold 5G to the UK
The Galaxy Fold 5G will be available to purchase from EE and Samsung Experience Stores from 18th September and can be experienced at Samsung KX, Harrods and Selfridges.
Release updated – 02/11/19
LONDON, UK – 5th September 2019 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has today announced that the Galaxy Fold 5G will be available to buy from 18th September in the UK via an exclusive operator partnership with EE, as well as from Samsung Experience Stores and Samsung.com. The device will also be displayed at Samsung KX, Harrods and Selfridges for customers to experience.
The Galaxy Fold 5G, which will be available in Cosmos Black and Space Silver, pushes the boundaries of innovation and introduces a whole new smartphone category. Armed with 5G network capabilities, the Galaxy Fold 5G is a device built for the future.
Breakthrough materials and a revised, sophisticated hinging mechanism makes the device flexible, whilst maintaining its elegant design that delivers a book-like fold. Featuring the world’s first foldable 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex Display, the Galaxy Fold 5G turns into an ultra-slim compact device when closed.
The Galaxy Fold 5G’s App Continuity feature allows intuitive, seamless app transitions between the phone’s cover and the Infinity Flex main display, collaborating with Google to enable an ecosystem of apps that are simple and easy to use. The Galaxy Fold 5G features Samsung’s largest ever smartphone screen, with a Multi-Active Window that allows users to easily multi-task across three open apps at once.
As the exclusive network partner for the Galaxy Fold 5G, EE was the first network to launch 5G and has been ranked the best mobile network in the UK for six years running with the UK’s largest 4G network. Meaning customers can get the best experience whether streaming HD content, gaming or multi-tasking with different online apps on the go. EE’s 5G network is live today in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Belfast, Edinburgh and Cardiff and will be extending to a further ten cities across the UK by the end of the year. EE 5G customers have seen an average increase in speeds of around 100-150Mbps, and peak speeds of faster than one gigabit per second on Samsung Galaxy S10 5G smartphones.
Conor Pierce, Corporate Vice President, Samsung UK and Ireland said: “Samsung is immensely proud to bring the new Galaxy Fold 5G to the UK with our exclusive partner, EE. A decade on from our first Galaxy smartphone, we’ve pushed the boundaries of innovation to the next level by unveiling our most iconic device yet. Now with future-ready 5G capabilities, we’ve changed the face of the smartphone as we know it; we can’t wait to unfold even more exciting possibilities with this innovative device”.
Marc Allera, CEO of BT’s Consumer division, said: “The new Galaxy Fold 5G offers EE customers a completely new smartphone experience, all on the UK’s first 5G network and best 4G network six years running. With our new EE unlimited plans and swappable benefits like BT Sport and Amazon Prime, our customers can enjoy their favourite TV, film, sport, games and new experiences on the Galaxy Fold 5G’s impressive display, all with the fastest speeds in more places than on any other network.”
Pricing and Availability
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G is available from Samsung at an RRP of £1,900, and all devices come with wireless Galaxy Buds and a Galaxy Fold 5G Aramid case. Purchases will also be eligible for free Samsung Care+, which protects the device from accidental damage for one years. In an exclusive online offer, customers can purchase a SIM-free Galaxy Fold 5G device when buying directly from Samsung.com, and can enjoy the following benefits:
- Free delivery with purchase
- As part of Samsung’s Galaxy Fold premium set-up service, customers will receive a welcome call from one of Samsung’s customer service agents, who will run through device care and support availability, so customers can get the most out of their new Galaxy Fold
- Get up to £600 off when customers trade in an old device. Plus, monthly payment options available with Klarna and PayPal.
Galaxy Fold Specifications
|Galaxy Fold 5G|
– 7.3” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED Display (4.2:3) Infinity Flex Display (2152*1536), 362ppi
– 4.6” HD+ Super AMOLED Display (21:9), 720*1680, 399ppi
‘*Main display: Screen measured diagonally as a full rectangle without accounting for the rounded corners and the upper cutout. Actual viewable area is less due to the rounded corners and the upper cutout.
|Body||Folded: 62.8 x 160.9 x 17.1mm (Hinge) ~ 15.7mm(Sagging), 276g
Unfolded: 117.9 x 160.9 x 7.6mm(Frame) ~ 6.9mm(Screen) , 276g
|Camera||Cover Camera||10MP Selfie Camera : F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚|
|Front Dual Camera||10MP Selfie Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚
8MP RGB Depth Camera, F1.9, Pixel Size: 1.12μm, FOV: 85˚
|Rear Triple Camera||16MP Ultra Wide Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV: 123˚
12MP Wide-angle Camera : Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.5/F2.4, Pixel size: 1.4μm, FOV: 77˚
|AP||7㎚ 64-bit Octa-Core Processor (2.84㎓ + 2.41㎓ + 1.78㎓)|
|Memory||12GB RAM with 512GB internal storage (UFS3.0)
*Actual storage available may depend on pre-installed software
|Battery||4235mAh (typical) dual battery*
‘*Typical value tested under third-party laboratory condition. Typical value is the estimated average value considering the deviation in battery capacity among the battery samples tested under IEC 61960 standard. Rated (minimum) capacity is 4135mAh. Actual battery life may vary depending on network environment, usage patterns and other factors. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com.
|Charging||Fast Charging compatible on wired and wireless*
Wireless PowerShare***Wired charging compatible with QC2.0 and AFC, Wireless charging compatible with WPC and PMA
**Wireless PowerShare is limited to Samsung or other brand smartphones with WPC Qi wireless charging, such as Galaxy S10e, S10, S10+ S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S8 Active, S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S6, S6 edge, S6 Active, S6 edge+, Note9, Note8, Note FE, Note5, and wearables such as Galaxy Watch Active, Gear Sport, Gear S3, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Buds. May not work with certain accessories, covers, or other brand devices. May affect call reception or data services, depending on your network environment.
|OS||Android 9 (Pie)|
|Network||LTE: Enhanced 2X2 MIMO, 6CA, LAA, LTE Cat.18
– Up to 1.2Gbps Download / Up to 150Mbps Upload5G: Non-Standalone (NSA), Sub6
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax HE80 MIMO, 1024QAM
Bluetooth® v 5.0, ANT+, USB type-C, NFC, Location (GPS, Galileo, Glonass, BeiDou)
|SIM Card||One Nano SIM
*Availability may vary depending on carrier.
*SIM card sold separately.
|Payment(Samsung Pay)||Credit & debit cards: supports MST and/or NFC
Membership cards, Gift cards, Transit cards, Reward point service
|Sensors||Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side), Accelerometer, Barometer, Gyro sensor, Geomagnetic sensor, Hall sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Light sensor|
|Authentication||Lock type: pattern, PIN, password
Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
*Galaxy Fold has a Capacitive Fingerprint sensor on the side.
|Audio||Stereo speakers and bundled Galaxy Buds
Surround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.)
*DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.
|Video||Video playback format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM
TV connection: Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps) / Wired: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter. (DisplayPort 4K UHD at 60 fps)
|In the Box||Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Buds, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, USB Connector (OTG), Quick Start Guide, Aramid Fibre Cover|
*All functionality, features, specifications and other product information provided in this document including, but not limited to, the benefits, design, pricing, components, performance, availability, and capabilities of the product are subject to change without notice.
 5G functionality requires compatible network connection.
 This complimentary Samsung Care+ Protection is specific to the Galaxy Fold 5G and is valid for individuals aged 18 or over. This covers you for one repair with an excess of £115. For more information and T&Cs please visit: https://www.samsungcareplus.com/uk/
 Also available at Harrods, Selfridges and SES
 Purchase from Samsung Shop Online by 07/01/20 (11:59pm). Selected trade-in devices only. £600 value based on highest value trade-ins, which are iPhone XS and XS Max. Values will vary based on model and condition of trade-in. Charges apply if you do not send us your trade-in device within the specified timeframe. T&Cs apply.