The Galaxy Z Fold 2 features rear triple cameras and Qualcomm’s latest flagship chipset.
The most hotly-anticipated smartphone in the recently-concluded Galaxy Unpacked event was the Galaxy Z Fold 2, for a lingering question that is also beyond evident – will Samsung finally redeem itself in the foldable competition after the debacle it had to deal with the release of the first-generation Galaxy Fold?
Galaxy Z Fold 2: Larger displays, in and out
The main display of Samsung’s newest foldable has now been increased from 7.2-inches to 7.59-inches. It also now comes with a resolution of 2,208 x 1,768 pixels and a high 120Hz refresh rate.
Samsung has also opted to employ Ultra-Thin Glass instead of a thin polymer layer that was seen on the Galaxy Fold. Meanwhile, the company has replaced the long notch, which houses two selfie shooters and a few sensors, with under-display sensors and a single cutout, which is home to a 10MP front-facing camera.
On the front, the smartphone also now has a new all-screen display. It features a full-screen 6.23-inch HD+ display with a resolution of 2,260 x 816 pixels. Right at the screen’s top center is a small punch hole that houses a 10MP selfie shooter.
Similar to the first-generation Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 still features a gap when it is folded. Accordingly, the gap is needed for the Ultra-Thin Glass to fold over without breaking. Additionally, the gap is said to allow the device to open more easily.
A customizable hinge?
The hinge on Samsung’s new foldable device also uses the same Flex Mode that debuted with the Galaxy Z Flip. As it is, users will be able to open it between a 90-degree and 120-degree angle, and the display should be able to stay in place.
Samsung is also tipped to allow its users to customize its hinge when ordering the phone from Samsung.com.
Solid flagship internals
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 is powered by the Snapdragon 865+ chipset, coupled with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. It is also listed with a 4,500mAh battery, with support for 25W fast wired and 11W fast wireless charging.
Other key features of the phone include a side-mounted fingerprint reader, triple cameras on its rear, Bluetooth 5.1, NFC. USB Type-C, and support for Samsung DeX. It runs on One UI 2.5 based on Android 10.
There is no word yet about the pricing and availability of the Galaxy Z Fold 2, but it’s pre-order will begin on September 1. It will retail in two color variants – Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze. Thom Browne is also prepping up a fashion-oriented limited version of the phone.
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