Behold: The first hands-on video of Samsung’s unreleased Galaxy Fold

Regardless of whether or not it is a commercial success, it is likely that no phone receives as much rumor as the Galaxy Fold in 2019 (at least not until Apple announces its latest iPhones). As one of the first mobile devices with a folding screen, Samsung’s Galaxy Fold will be something of a niche product at the beginning, but it could help pave the way for the next major change in phone design. But before I can do any of that, we need to put it in our hands.

Despite the fact that Fold will be out in just over a month, Samsung has not let anyone else handle the device yet. But that did not stop YouTuber phoneoftime, who shared a video of the AT & T variant of the Galaxy Fold that is turned on and used on Monday. It is the most complete of a practical video as we have seen to date.

So far, all we’ve seen of the Galaxy Fold are marketing videos carefully produced by Samsung and phone takes from the MWC. What stands out immediately is how prominent the fold is in the center of the phone when it is deployed. Until we have the opportunity to touch the phone ourselves, it is not possible to judge, but it is clear that the technology to make a fully transparent folding phone has not yet been perfected.

We also look more closely at the cover screen, which is the biggest differentiating factor between the Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X folding phone (which we actually had to play). It is still amazing to see a small screen of small size in a flagship smartphone, even if the design of the device requires its existence.