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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 goes official with significant upgrades

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Samsung launched its first foldable smartphone last year in the form of Galaxy Z Fold, and while the device had some major issues with the display in the beginning, the phone was later relaunched with improvements & soon became one of the most popular foldable phones of 2019.

Then this year, Samsung launched another foldable phone named Galaxy Z Flip which was different from the Fold in the sense that it had a vertically folding display as opposed to the horizontally folding one as on the Galaxy Fold. Last month, we also got the 5G version of Z Flip named Galaxy Z Flip 5G.

Now, Samsung has launched the successor of Galaxy Fold, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. In short, this is the best foldable phone that you can get right now.

SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 2 РDESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS 

SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 2

Samsung calls the “Hideaway Hinge” of Galaxy Z Fold 2 “The most advanced mechanism for folding technology”. Do you what other foldable phone has the Hideaway Hinge? It’s the Galaxy Z Flip. This means the Galaxy Z Fold 2 can not only open & close but also stand on its own at various angles, thanks to this hinge design.

SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 2

Samsung went all out with the displays on the Z Fold 2 this year. Let’s agree that the Galaxy Fold of last year had a pretty ugly design when folded because the outer display had huge bezels on the top & bottom. But now, the bezels are way slimmer because the outer screen is bigger & almost reaches the edges. Samsung also replaced the notch on the inside display with a punch-hole. The punch-hole is there for the outer screen as well.

Another design change is that the camera setup on the rear now has a design similar to the one on Galaxy Note 20. So there is a rectangular camera module with triple cameras in it.

The phone also gets the Mystic Bronze color option like all the devices launched by Samsung at the UNPACKED event.

SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 2

Talking about the specs, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a 7.6-inch display with Samsung’s Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) & it is a Dynamic AMOLED 2X panel (1768 x 2208) with 120Hz refresh rate. Thanks to the LTPO technology, there is a variable refresh rate which means the display can refresh as slow as once or as fast as 120 times every second.

On the outside, there is a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 2260 x 816 pixels. The refresh rate is 60Hz. Both the displays support HDR10+. Under the hood, there is Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SOC & that also means the Z Fold 2 supports 5G. The phone packs 12GB LPDDR5 RAM & 256GB storage.

SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 2

The triple camera setup on the rear includes a primary 12 Megapixel unit with OIS & f/1.8 aperture, a secondary 12 Megapixel ultrawide lens, and a third 12 Megapixel telephoto lens. The camera for selfies is the same for both displays i.e., a 10 Megapixel f/2.2 camera.

There is a 4,500mAh battery & support for 25W Fast Wired Charging, 11W Wireless Charging & Reverse Wireless Charging. OneUI 2.5 based on Android 10 runs out of the box.

SAMSUNG GALAXY Z FOLD 2 – PRICING & AVAILABILITY

The Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes in two colors named – Mystic Black & Mystic Bronze. Samsung has not yet announced the pricing & the phone will go on sale starting September 1st.

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