What’s Special About the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

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Foldable smartphones were set to radically change the way smartphones look. However, these futuristic devices are yet to get their big break, mostly because every OEM is still trying out its own thing, its own design.

Samsung has been at the forefront of this innovation and so far, we’ve seen two really good takes on the foldable smartphone from the OEM — the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Flip.

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With such impressive devices, one would think Samsung would have a hard time building a successor. Well, during an event held on September 1, Samsung unveiled its new foldable smartphone — the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is a mouthful of a name and is the successor to the Samsung Galaxy Fold, at least from a design perspective.

It brings a much bigger front screen making it a lot more usable and also bumps up the internals, packing the highest-end specs and cameras. In 2020, that means Qualcomm’s flagship chip, the Snapdragon 865+. The CPU is paired with 12 GB of RAM and a 4,500mAh battery.

The general design of this beast is heavily inspired by the language we saw with this year’s Samsung Galaxy Note 20 devices while staying true to its predecessor, Galaxy Fold‘s form factor.

Galaxy Z Fold 2 vs Note 20 Ultra

Special Features / Improvements

As mentioned earlier, the most notable improvements are on three main fronts with this device. The front display has been pushed out from a 4/6-inch display to a much more usable 6.2-inch bezel-less display. The larger display gets the same treatment, growing from 7.3 inches to 7.6 inches.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2

Gone is the corner camera cut out from the Galaxy Fold as this one gets an edge-to-edge display with a hole punch that houses the 10MP selfie shooter.

The hinge can now support itself at any reasonable angle, making for a whole new level of versatility should you want to prop you Z Fold 2 in laptop mode.

Price and Availability

From the spec-sheet below, it is clear that Samsung is not skimming on any aspect of this device. As such, one would expect this device to have a price-tag that reflects the same, and it does.

Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 will start at a whooping $1,999!! That is a 60% price jump from the previous generation Galaxy Fold.

There’s still no word about local availability and pricing but if previous launches are anything to go by, we should know more about this towards the end of September. We shall keep an eye on that and update this post when we get more details

Here’s the device’s complete spec-sheet courtesy of Samsung’s official website.

Model nameGalaxy Z Fold 2
Model typeFoldable
ColorsBronze (Mystic Bronze)
Black (Mystic Black)
Thom Browne Edition ()
Announced2020, August
Released2020, September
PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS
DimensionsFolded: 159.2 x 68.0 x 16.8 mm
Unfolded: 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm
Weights282g
OPERATING SYSTEM
Operating systemAndroid 10
One UI version2.5
NETWORK
SIMSingle SIM
SIM card sizesNano-SIM (4FF)
Networks2G
3G
4G
5G
eSIM supportYes
DISPLAY
KindMain Display
NameInfinity Flex Display
TechnologyDynamic AMOLED 2X
Size7.6 inch / 193.04 mm
ResolutionQXGA+ / 2208×1768 pixels
Pixel density373 PPI
Screen to body ratio~88.6%
KindCover Display
NameInfinity-O Display
TechnologySuper AMOLED Display
Size6.2 inch / 157.15 mm
ResolutionHD+ / 2260×816 pixels
Pixel density386 PPI
Screen to body ratio%
PROCESSOR
Related model number(s)SM-F916B
ChipsetSnapdragon 865+
Clock SpeedSingle-Core @ 3.09 GHz
Triple-Core @ 2.40 GHz
Quad-Core @ 1.80 GHz
CoresOcta-Core
GPUAdreno 650
MEMORY
RAM/ROM sizes12 GB RAM with 256 GB ROM
12 GB RAM with 512 GB ROM
External memory supportNo
External memory support maximum
SENSORS
Capacitive Fingerprint sensor (side)Yes
AccelerometerYes
BarometerYes
Gyro sensorYes
Geomagnetic sensorYes
Hall sensorYes
Proximity sensorYes
Light SensorYes
VIDEO
Max. Video Recording Resolution8K video recording at 24 fps (7680×4320)
COVER CAMERA
Rotating / Pop-upNo
FlashNo
KindSelfie Camera
Megapixels10MP
ApertureF2.2
Pixel size1.22μm
Field of view80˚
Extras
FRONT CAMERA
Rotating / Pop-upNo
FlashNo
KindSelfie Camera
Megapixels10MP
ApertureF2.2
Pixel size1.22μm
Field of view80˚
Extras
REAR CAMERA
Rotating / Pop-upNo
FlashYes
Digital zoomYes: 3 – 10
Optical zoomYes: 0.5 – 2
KindUltra Wide Camera
Megapixels12MP
ApertureF2.2
Pixel size1.12μm
Field of view123˚
Extras
KindWide-angle Camera
Megapixels12MP
ApertureF1.8
Pixel size1.8μm
Field of view83°
ExtrasSuper Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS
KindTelephoto Camera
Megapixels12MP
ApertureF2.4
Pixel size1.0μm
Field of view45˚
ExtrasOIS
CONNECTIVITY
ANT+Yes
USB versionType C
3.5mm HeadphonejackNo
Location technologyGPS
Galileo
Glonass
BeiDou
Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi DirectYes
NFCYes
Bluetooth Version5.0
BATTERY
Standard battery capacity4500 mAh
Removeable batteryNo
Wired fast chargingYes
Wired fast charging Watt25
Wireless fast chargingYes
Wireless fast charging Watt11
Wireless power shareYes
Wireless power share Watt4.5
Galaxy Z Fold 2 spec-sheet