On September 1st, Samsung will officially launch its next foldable phone, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 at an unpacked event. This is will be Samsung’s third foldable phone after the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip.
Release date, Specifications, and Price
The release date of its new foldable phone is unknown but given the release date of its predecessor, the Galaxy Fold, half a year after it was announced, preorders of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 are rumored to be released on September 2 and on sale from September 18.
Pricing has also not yet been disclosed but given the original cost of the Fold, which was a whopping US$1,980, it is expected the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will have a similar cost or a slightly higher price.
Design and Features
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 is an upgrade to the original Fold with some upgrades and tweaks. The Galaxy Z Fold 2 when folded looks more like the new Galaxy Note 20 with a 6.2-inch screen on the front, with a cut-out selfie camera in the top center.
When unfolded, the display is 7.6 inches, with another selfie snapper on the right of the device. The phone has a hinge mechanism, which has been redesigned from the original Fold. Tiny bristles, housed within the hinge mechanism cleans and clears out dirt and dust that may find its way into the phone during folding and unfolding.
The phone is said to come in two (2) distinct colours, Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will have 5G-compatibility in all regions, unlike the original Fold which was compatible in some regions.
It will have a 4,500mAh battery but may run down quickly if you tend to use the large screen often. The device is also expected to be embedded with a 256GB storage capacity with a 12GB RAM.
Detailed specifications will be expected during the launch on September 1.