Pricing and availability confirmed.

Samsung announced the global rollout of the Galaxy Fold at this year’s IFA, confirming availability in Korea, France, Germany, UK, Singapore and US, but there were no details for an Australian launch.

Now the local Samsung division has confirmed that the smartphone will be available in Australia from 30 October with a price tag of $2,999.

Featuring a world-first 7.3-inch Infinity Flex Display, when closed, users have access to their essential apps and information on the 4.6-inch cover display, and when opened, they can multitask, watch videos, play games, and more.

With Multi-Active Window functionality, users can open up to three active apps simultaneously on the main display, while the App Continuity function offers seamless transitions between the cover and main displays.

As Galaxy Fold opens and closes, apps will automatically pick up where they left off. When the user is ready to take a photo, make in-depth edits, or have a closer look at the feed, they can simply open the display for a larger canvas.

“This is a landmark moment for the mobile industry in Australia. With Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s pioneering technology has created a new category of smartphone with a first-of-its-kind user experience,” Samsung Electronics Australia vice president of IT and mobile, Garry McGregor said.

“Australians today are embracing larger screens as they consume, capture, share, and do more on-the-go. From the moment you pick it up and unfold it, the Galaxy Fold unlocks a completely new large-screen experience.”