Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Officially Unveiled And It Looks Amazing
Samsung just held their Unpacked Part 2 event, which finally sees the official reveal of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. If you’re wondering what’s new in the foldable smartphone, then look no further as we have all the details you need right here.
What’s New in the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
For starters, you have a 6.2-inch Infinity-O cover screen (folded) and a 7.6-inch main screen (unfolded) with minimum bezels and notchless selfie camera. To match up with the recent trend of higher refresh rates, you get 120Hz adaptable refresh rate, which offers a good balance between battery efficiency and buttery smooth scrolling. To further boost its multimedia potential, it is said to come with the best dynamic sound available on a Galaxy device yet via the high-dynamic dual speakers with enhanced stereo effect.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has seen numerous improvements in build quality. You get Samsung Ultra Thin Glass on the main screen, the Hideaway Hinge that seamlessly fit into the chassis with the CAM mechanism which enables free standing capabilities for the new Flex mode experience. There’s also an improved sweeper technology, first seen in the Galaxy Z Flip, which repels dust and unwanted particles from the chassis and hinge housing. With it being a foldable smartphone, you can make use of Flex mode for a more flexible experience. In Capture View mode, you can review up to 5 of your most recent photos / videos in the bottom half of the main screen while the preview of the next shot will be on the top half. You can also get some solid selfies as you can make use of the main camera with the cover display as the viewfinder. As it is meant to be the epitome of the Korean giant’s technological prowess, you do get high-end camera features as seen in the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G.
When folded out to the tablet-like display, you get to make use of the advanced Multi-Active Window for better multitasking capabilities. You can even opt for a standard smartphone layout if you don’t like how certain apps fill up the entire display. They’ve also improved the main screen experience with apps like Gmail, YouTube, and Spotify. In fact, they’ve improved the experience with Microsoft Office apps to be similar to tablets so you can view more compared to a traditional smartphone UI. If you ever want to see what’s on the phone but on a bigger display, you can make use of the wireless DeX feature.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2 Specs
|CPU:||Snapdragon 865+ (1 x Kryo 585 @ 3.09 GHz + 3 x Kryo 585 @ 2.42 GHz + 4 x Kryo 585 @ 1.8 GHz), 7nm+|
|Display:||Main Screen 7.6″ QXGA+ (2208 x 1768), Dynamic AMOLED 2X Infinity Flex Display, 373ppi, HDR10+Cover Screen 6.2″ HD+ (2260 x 816) Super AMOLED display, 386ppi|
|Storage:||512GB / 256GB UFS 3.1|
|Camera:||Main Camera(s) 12MP f/1.8 wide angle camera + 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle camera + 12MP f/2.4 telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, LED Flash, Tracking AF, Panorama, HDR10+ (Video), 4K @ 60p, [email protected] 60/240p, 720p @ 960p Front Camera 10MP f/2.2 selfie camera HDR, 4K @ 30p|
|OS:||Android 10, One UI 2.5|
|Connectivity:||5G, LTE Band Enhanced 4×4 MIMO, 7CA, LAA, LTE Cat.20 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax HE80 MIMO (2.4 GHz, 5 GHz), 1024QAM Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE, aptX HD|
|SIM:||Hybrid Sim (NanoSIM and eSIM)|
|Battery:||Li-Po 4500 mAh (non-removable) 25W Fast charging, 11W wireless charging|
|Dimensions:||Unfolded 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm Folded 159.2 x 68 x 16.8 mm|
|Ingress protection:||No IP rating, Anti-Erosion Waterproof Coating|
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 2 is available in four Hideaway Hinge colours; Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Red, and Metallic Blue. The retail price and availability in Malaysia is still unknown at this point in time but for reference, it’s available in the US for USD $1,999.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 owners will have special access to Galaxy Z Premier Service, which is an on-demand concierge support from a dedicated team of experts. You get priority aftersales support along with a one-time device protection against accidental display damage for 1 year. Moreover, you’re guaranteed at least 3 generations worth of Android OS upgrades.
Pokdepinion: I’m very intrigued by the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2. I’m just wondering whether I would enjoy this more than the Z Flip’s form factor or not. I hope I get to try it out myself soon.