Samsung Unveils Galaxy Z Fold6 with Advanced AI Capabilities

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Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of its latest foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Z Fold6, at the Galaxy Unpacked event in Paris. This device represents a significant evolution in Samsung’s foldable lineup, combining cutting-edge hardware with advanced artificial intelligence features.

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The Galaxy Z Fold6 boasts a 7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display when unfolded. This main screen offers a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate for smooth scrolling and immersive viewing.

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When folded, users can interact with a 6.3-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Cover Screen, also featuring a 120Hz adaptive refresh rate.

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Samsung has made notable improvements to the device’s durability. The Z Fold6 uses enhanced Armor Aluminum in its frame and hinge housing, along with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus 2 for increased scratch and drop resistance. The device also boasts an IP48 rating.

The Galaxy Z Fold6 is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform for Galaxy which is optimized for AI processing while offering enhanced graphics capabilities. The device comes with 12GB of RAM and storage options of 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB.

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The Z Fold6 features a versatile triple rear camera setup – a 50MP main camera, a 12MP ultra-wide unit, and a 10MP telephoto lens with 3x optical zoom. For selfies, it also has a 10MP cover camera and a 4MP under-display camera on the main screen.

The device houses a 4,400mAh dual battery. Using a 25W adapter, users can charge up to 50% in around 30 minutes. The Z Fold6 also supports Fast Wireless Charging 2.0 and Wireless PowerShare for reverse wireless charging.

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Samsung has significantly expanded its AI capabilities with the Galaxy Z Fold6, with several features:

  1. Note Assist: This feature in Samsung Notes offers AI-powered translation, summaries, and auto-formatting for easy note-taking. It can also transcribe, translate, and summarize voice recordings.
  2. PDF Overlay Translation: Users can translate text in PDF files, including text within images and graphs.
  3. Composer: An AI writing assistant that generates suggested text based on simple keywords for emails and social media posts.
  4. Sketch to Image: This feature allows users to create sophisticated art pieces by generating image options from simple sketches or drawings.
  5. Interpreter: The Z Fold6’s unique dual-screen form factor enables real-time translation during conversations, with translations displayed on both the main and cover screens.
  6. Live Translate: This feature provides real-time translation during phone calls and has been extended to support popular third-party apps.
  7. ProVisual Engine: This AI-powered suite of tools enhances photo and video capabilities, including features like Photo Assist for advanced editing and Instant Slow-mo for generating additional frames in videos.
  8. Circle to Search: This innovative feature, developed in partnership with Google, allows users to quickly search for information about anything on their screen. Users can simply long-press the home button and circle, highlight, or tap on any object or text on the screen to receive instant search results. This feature seamlessly integrates with the large display of the Z Fold6, making it easy to research or get more information about content you’re viewing without switching apps.

The Galaxy Z Fold6 runs on Android 14 with Samsung’s One UI 6.1.1 overlay. In a significant move, Samsung has committed to providing seven generations of OS upgrades and seven years of security updates for the device, ensuring long-term software support and security.

Samsung has made strides in sustainability with the Z Fold6. The device incorporates recycled materials, including recycled gold in camera modules and recycled copper in logic boards. The packaging is made from 100% recycled paper material, reflecting Samsung’s commitment to reducing environmental impact.

FAQ

Q: What color options are available for the Galaxy Z Fold6?

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A: The Galaxy Z Fold6 is available in Silver Shadow, Pink, and Navy. Exclusive colors available on Samsung.com include Crafted Black and White.

Q: How much is the Galaxy Z Fold6 in the Philippines?

A: The Galaxy Z Fold6 is priced at PHP 105,990 for the 256GB variant, PHP 113,990 for the 512GB variant, and PHP 130,990 for the 1TB model.

Q: What are the key specifications of the Galaxy Z Fold6?

A: Here’s a table with the key specifications:

Main Screen7.6-inch QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
Cover Screen6.3-inch HD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 120Hz adaptive refresh rate
Snapdragon 8 Gen 3 Mobile Platform for Galaxy
12GB
256GB / 512GB / 1TB
Rear Camera50MP main
12MP ultrawide
10MP telephoto (3x optical zoom)
Front Camera10MP (cover)
4MP (under display)
SoftwareOne UI 6.1.1 (Android 14)
Battery4,400mAh
Fast Charging
Fast Wireless Charging 2.0
Wireless PowerShare
IP RatingIP48

Q: How can I pre-order the Galaxy Z Fold6?

A: Pre-orders for the Galaxy Z Fold6 start on July 10, 2024. You can place your order through Samsung.com, authorized retailers, and mobile carriers. During the pre-order period, customers will receive one year of Samsung Care+ for free.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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