Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has debuted at the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 Part 2 virtual event. The new foldable phone is the third in the series that started with the Galaxy Fold final year. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes with a series of upgrades over the Galaxy Fold in addition to Galaxy Z Flip that was once launched earlier this year. The smartphone features a bigger, bendy display that folds into two. It also comes with an Ultra-Thin Glass (UTG) protection. The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 also offers triple rear cameras and includes wireless charging enhance. There could also be Wireless PowerShare to will let you charge your wireless charging-supported devices with the newest foldable phone.
“With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, we closely listened to user feedback to make sure we were bringing meaningful improvements to the hardware, while also developing new innovations to give a boost to the user experience,” said Samsung Mobile chief Dr. TM Roh in a observation. “Further strengthened by our industry-leading partnerships with Google and Microsoft, we’re reshaping and redefining the possibilities of the mobile device experience.”
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 price, availability details
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 price in India and sale details are yet to be announced; then again, the phone will retail at $1,999 (kind of Rs. 1,48,300) in the USA. According to Samsung, the phone will be offered in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze colour options starting September 18. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be sold in 40 markets world wide, including the USA and South Korea. The pre-orders for the phone kick off later today in choose markets.
Alongside the steady option, Samsung has launched the Galaxy Z Fold 2 Thom Browne Edition that will will be to be had starting September 25 in choose countries. Same as steady Galaxy Z Fold 2, the Thom Browne edition also goes up for pre-orders later today. Each and every Thom Browne Edition package will include the Galaxy Z Fold 2, Galaxy Watch 3, Galaxy Buds Live, and a number of fully customised accessories all featuring elements of Thom Browne’s signature design. There’s no word on the cost of this special edition presently.
Samsung to start with showcased the Galaxy Z Fold 2 at the time of announcing the Galaxy Note 20 series final month. At that time, the company didn’t reveal its pricing and availability details, though it put the phone on reservations for its US customers.
To make the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 purchase more enticing, Samsung will allow customers to customise the foldable phone in four hinge colours – Metallic Silver, Metallic Red, Metallic Blue, and Metallic Gold. The company will offer an online tool via Samsung.com to supply this customisation and it is going to be limited to 21 markets that do not include India.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 runs on Android 10 with One UI 2.5 on top and features a 7.6-inch full-HD+ (1,768×2,208 pixels) foldable, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity-O Display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 22.5:18 aspect ratio. There could also be a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity Flex Display with 816×2,260 pixels resolution and 25:9 aspect ratio on the cover. Under the hood, the phone has an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ SoC, coupled with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. You’ll be able to also get 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage that’s not expandable via microSD card.
For photos and videos, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 comes with the triple rear camera setup that houses a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/1.8 lens — at the side of optical image stabilisation (OIS) enhance. The camera setup also includes a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 telephoto lens. It supports 4K video recording in addition to slow-motion videos at 960fps.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 also comes with 10-megapixel selfie camera sensors on both cover screen in addition to main display with an f/2.2 lens. There are also preloaded features including Auto Scene Optimisation, Bixby Vision, Group Selfie, HDR10+ Video, Live Focus, and Panorama.
Connectivity options on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, UWB (Ultra Wide Band), and a USB Kind-C port. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, barometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, proximity sensor, and an RGB sensor. There could also be a side-mounted fingerprint sensor. Further, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 includes stereo speakers by AKG at the side of Dolby Atmos enhance.
To keep away from the issues that to start with impacted the Galaxy Fold, Samsung claims that it has re-engineered the hinge on the Galaxy Z Fold 2 with a committed “sweeper” to help clean dust and debris out the use of elastic fibres. There could also be UTG protection over a plastic covering to be had on the final year mannequin. Additionally, the new smartphone has a CAM Mechanism that permits you to open it up at a couple of angles, very similar to the Galaxy Z Flip.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 packs a 4,500mAh battery that supports fast charging, wireless charging, and Wireless PowerShare. But even so, the phone measures 159.2×128.2×6.9mm and weighs 279 grams.
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