Samsung Galaxy Fold, the first foldable smartphone from the South Korean electronics giant, was launched in India this week. The Galaxy Fold also went up for pre-bookings in the country. Samsung also launched the Galaxy A20s budget smartphone in India, while Xiaomi began teasing the launch date and other details about the Redmi 8. Activision and Tencent Games' Call of Duty: Mobile also released this week to take on PUBG Mobile and Fortnite, while Microsoft at its hardware event in New York released a bunch of new products including a dual screen phone and tablet. Read on for all the top news stories of the week, with a focus on India.

The Samsung Galaxy Fold[1] got off to a rocky start after its showing[2] at MWC 2019[3]. Early adopters and reviewers began[4] noting issues[5] ahead of its availability, prompting Samsung to keep the foldable smartphone off the shelves and get back to the design board[6]. After months of revision and testing, the company last month re-released[7] the Galaxy Fold smartphone, and India received it this week. Only one variant of the smartphone has been launched[8] in the country, with a single colour variant.

Samsung[9] has priced the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage variant of the Galaxy Fold at Rs. 1,64,999. The smartphone will be available in a Premium Cosmos Black colour option. It went up for pre-bookings[10] on October 4, and deliveries start from October 20. Samsung is bundling the Galaxy Fold with Galaxy Buds[11], and users will also get the Galaxy Fold Premier Service with a dedicated helpline for 24x7 customer care. Finally,...

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