Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G – Everything We Know and Opinions
Samsung’s third foldable and second in line to 2019’s Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Z Fold2 is a big improvement over the last one and Samsung has actually listened to their users and tried to fix all those issues they could.
Here are things that matter.
The company has revealed that the device will launch on September 1, which is also when the device will be made available for pre-ordering. It will be made available in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze color options.
When folded, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G is a cutting-edge smartphone with a 6.2-inch screen, delivering one-handed comfort.
Open Galaxy Z Fold2 5G to reveal a 7.6-inch tablet-like display, made with Samsung Ultra-Thin Glass for smooth flexibility. On the back, it will feature a triple camera setup and on both the displays, it will feature single hole punch modules. The company claims that the device features better bristles inside of it’s hinge to keep the dust-out. Hidden discreetly behind the Samsung logo on the back, the state-of-the-art hinge is an advanced engineering marvel, precision-crafted to smooth out your every fold and unfold. The new foldable phone includes a Qualcomm 865 Plus processor.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Thom Browne Edition
Samsung has also revealed a new limited edition Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Thom Browne Edition. The limited-edition has been designed by the iconic New York fashion house Thom Browne.
The company will also pair a pair of Galaxy Buds Live Thom Browne Edition, with the limited edition Galaxy Z Fold 2.
Samsung has tackled one of the biggest criticisms of its original folding-screen smartphone by giving the new version a much bigger external display for use when it is closed.
The original Galaxy Fold’s “cover screen” was a relatively small 4.6in, leading to claims it was fiddly to use.
By contrast, the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s external screen is 6.2in – the same as the best-selling Galaxy S20.
Even so, one expert said its high price would mean sales remained limited.
But he noted it would at least serve as a better “halo device” to generate excitement for the firm’s wider line-up, which also includes updated versions of its stylus-enabled Note handset, as well as a new smartwatch, tablet and wireless earphones.
“Samsung has addressed the biggest shortcoming of the Fold. Its external display was extremely small, which made it difficult to use as a one-handed smartphone,” commented Ben Wood from the CCS Insight consultancy.
“With a larger external display you really do get the best of both worlds with regards to being able to use it closed as a traditional phone and then having the benefit of a mini-tablet when unfolded.
“That said it’ll probably be priced as a super-premium product, so will only have a niche market.”
You can read our opinions on the Note 20 Series here.