The Galaxy Z Fold2 is Samsung’s third-generation foldable device
Samsung Electronics unveiled the next generation of its foldable device, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G1.
Unlike the original Fold which had an entirely plastic screen, the new flagman’s screen is protected by “ultra-thin glass”. Conventional Gorilla Glass is used for the back panels with an aluminum frame. The hinge mechanism is also borrowed from the Z Flip, using nylon fibers designed to keep dust out.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 contains two screens: its front cover uses a 6.23-inch display in the center with minimal bezels, and the device can fold open to expose a 7.6-inch display, with a circular cutout in the top center right replacing the notch along with a thinner border.
The device has a single configuration of 12 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of non-expandable storage. The Z Fold 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, which is used in all regions. It uses two batteries split between the two halves, totaling a slightly larger 4500 mAh capacity; fast charging is supported over USB-C or wirelessly. The Z Fold 2 contains 5 cameras, including three rear-facing camera lenses (12-megapixel, 12-megapixel telephoto, and 12-megapixel ultra-wide-angle), as well as a 10-megapixel front-facing camera on the cover, and a second 10-megapixel front-facing camera on the inside screen, omitting the secondary RGB depth sensor.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 will ship with Android 10 and Samsung’s One UI software.
Starting on September 18, 2020, the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G will be available in the US in carrier and Unlocked by Samsung versions through Samsung.com, carriers, and select retailers online. The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G will be available in two colors: Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black, with 256GB storage and 12GB RAM. Customized hinge color options will be available on Samsung.com with four distinct colors: Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Red, and Metallic Blue.