The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is here: Samsung has introduced the follow-up to its first-ever foldable phone, which improves on the unique Galaxy Fold while retaining the identical type issue and the same design.
That is Samsung’s third foldable phone after the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. It seems the corporate has determined so as to add the ‘Z’ moniker to its Fold line, after debuting it for the Flip, although the corporate nonetheless hasn’t defined the importance of this.
The company confirmed the existence of the brand new foldable phone at its August 5 Unpacked occasion, however hasn’t provided a lot in the best way of element – we have listed all the pieces we all know to this point below.
For a full run-down of the Samsung Unpacked occasion, we have a video you can take a look at for all the highlights and all the pieces you need to know.
We should find out all the pieces else on September 1, when Samsung is internet hosting a devoted Galaxy Z Fold 2 event at which we’ll discover out extra in regards to the foldable phone – hopefully including camera specs, the processor, and any cool new features.
While we await that occasion you possibly can take a look at some leaked images of the customized hinge colors in addition to a teaser of the new Thom Browne version of the phone, revealed by Samsung itself.
At the moment we primarily know in regards to the phone’s design, so scroll all the way down to learn all in regards to the new hinge, the 2 display sizes and what colours the Fold 2 will come in.
Cut to the chase
- What is it? Samsung’s newest foldable phone
- When is it out? September 2 is the rumored on-sale date
- How much does it cost? Samsung hasn’t said, however anticipated to be around $1,980 / £1,900 / AU$2,900
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 release date and price
While Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Fold 2 is on the best way, it did not disclose pricing, so we can’t say precisely the way it compares to its predecessors simply yet, however we’d count on it to be expensive – the original Fold price a whopping $1,980 / £1,900 / AU$2,900, for context, and we might expect this new machine to price the same quantity, and possibly extra.
The good news is that early leaks counsel the worth will truly go down, making the brand new foldable a much more appealing proposition.
We don’t know a Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 release date both, however provided that the unique Fold was launched about half a year after it was announced, we wouldn’t advocate holding your breath for it. Rumors counsel September 2 is the big day for preorders, with the phone on sale from September 18.
As we have mentioned, there is a launch occasion for simply the Fold taking place on Tuesday, September 1, so we’re hoping to seek out out each the worth and launch date then – and you’ll pre-register for the phone on Samsung’s website now if you want updates on the machine.
Design and display
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 doesn’t try to reinvent the form issue its predecessor debuted; as a substitute, it builds on it with some tweaks and upgrades, which make it look more like the brand new Galaxy Note 20 when it’s folded.
By that, we mean its rear camera bump is an extra distinct rectangle, just like the Note 20’s, and unlike the Galaxy Fold and Note 10’s thinner affair. The phone has a USB-C port, but no 3.5mm headphone jack.
When the phone is folded it has a 6.2-inch display on the entrance, with a ‘punch-hole’ cut-out for a selfie camera within the high middle, and it is a full-screen show this time, not like the unique Fold, which had a large chin and bezel.
When unfolded, the display is 7.6 inches, with one other ‘punch-hole’ selfie snapper on the suitable of the machine.
A minimum of one screen has a 120Hz refresh charge, however Samsung hasn’t specified which one – or it might be each.
Samsung has detailed the hinge mechanism, which has been redesigned from the original. Apparently Samsung has taken inspiration from vacuum cleaners, including tiny bristles to maintain the hinge clear and clear of dirt and dust, though you will not see these as they’re housed inside the hinge mechanism.
The unique Fold had sturdiness points and hopefully, the brand new phone will keep away from these.
The phone is available in two colours – Mystic Bronze, which Samsung is pushing as an choice for all its Unpacked 2020 units, and Mystic Black.
If you want greater than Samsung’s official renders and photos supply, take a look at this hands-on video not too long ago uploaded to TikTok, exhibiting varied screens on the phone and the way it appears each opened and closed.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 specs and features
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be 5G-compatible in all areas – the unique Fold was in some areas however not others.
It has a 4,500mAh battery, which might be a fair size for a power pack in a traditional smartphone, but when you end up utilizing the big screen often it may not last you a full day.
That is all we all know to this point, however, forward of the September 1 event we’ll update this text with something new that the corporate confirms.