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Samsung and EE bring Galaxy Fold 5G to the UK

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Samsung announced on 5th September 2019, 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. 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 will be available from Samsung at an RRP of £1,900 and all devices will come with wireless Galaxy Buds and a Galaxy Fold 5G Aramid case. EE price plans will be announced in due course.

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