The Samsung Galaxy Fold has a 5G variant model that was recently certified by the FCC authority. The filing was leaked and finally obtained by a tech magazine my smart price. The device filed for 5G back on April 25 and it took almost two and a half months to get an approved certification from an EMC report. The EMC (Electromagnetic compatibility) test ensures the device doesn’t emit too much electromagnetic energy to cause or receive interference to/from other devices.
The 4G variant of the Galaxy Fold supports dual-SIM via a physical nanoSIM and an eSIM while the 5G variant uses a single SIM slot. Meanwhile, the 5G model will sport a smaller 4,235 mAh battery versus the 4G variant’s 4,380 mAh. Aside from battery capacity and connectivity differences, both variants are identical.
Samsung Galaxy Fold was due for release back in April but its release to the public was intentionally delayed after its failed PR. The company decided to work again on the device to make it more reliable and functional as the early units couldn’t even survive two days of human usage. The folding display was much too fragile and the delay was to ensure a more durable design before arriving into the hands of the public. The delay is soon coming to an end as Samsung Display Vice President announced last week. Although the issues appear to “have been ironed out, and the Galaxy Fold is ready to hit the market,” there is still no specific date or timeframe for release.