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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 product details

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the successor to the original Fold from early 2019. The biggest difference is the much larger screen and a renewed self-cleaning hinge. What remains is the amazing feeling when you encounter one.

Major leap forward

The Z Fold2 is only Samsung's third foldable phone, but it immediately seems much more modern. That is mainly because of its new screen. Or better said: screens. They now stretch from edge to edge, both on the inside and outside. Outside is now a 6.2 inch with thin screen edges that contain a small hole-punch for the selfie camera. Folded open creates an immense 7.6 inch screen. This year no strange bite out of the screen for unnecessarily many cameras but also a subtle and compact punch-hole for this time a single camera. The screen inside is this time protected by a layer of ultra-thin glass instead of plastic like the original Fold. Together with a renewed hinge, more about which later, Samsung found it justified to place the Fold2 in its own series. Together with all other foldable phones you can find them nowadays in the Galaxy Z-series.

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Maximum use of screen area

Officially, the device is called the 'Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 5G'. So it is a 5G phone. At the time of release, this might not be of much use to you yet, but as soon as 5G is available everywhere, you can start using it right away. Quickly download or upload movies, for example. In any case, you are ready for the future. Even if you have a copy in your hands right away. Because 'foldables', the so-called foldable phones, are the future. New is the improved hinge that you can of course fully open or fix in 75 or 115 degrees. With this so-called Flex mode you can put the phone half-open in front of you and some apps adapt to that as well. The top screen can then be used for content while the control buttons are at the bottom. Samsung has adapted the software in more ways to make maximum use of the large screen area. But also the outer screen communicates with the main screen. This way you can open folded apps and continue with the same app when you open the Fold 2. That's called App Continuity.

Main Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 specifications

  • Very large 7.6 inch Infinity Flex screen when fully unfolded
  • 6.2 inch HD+ screen outside now runs from edge to edge
  • 10MP selfie camera inside and out
  • 12+12MP rear camera with ultra-wide-angle lens and 2x optical zoom
  • Powerful and energy efficient 7nm octacore processor at up to 3,09 GHz with sufficient 12GB of RAM
  • 4500 mAh battery consisting of 2 parts with fast (wireless) charging
  • 5G support for extra fast internet
  • Dual SIM thanks to the presence of digital eSIM
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support
  • Different color options available for the hinge

One less camera is not missed

Other benefits and improvements are the Hideaway Hinge which is less obstructive and better at keeping out dust and dirt. But also the screen that can display images at 120 frames per second. This only works for the inner screen, the outer screen remains at 60 Hz. Also different is the camera. Although the resolution of the camera has gone down, it has improved on some points. Especially in the video area. There is now auto-framing. The camera follows people and keeps them neatly centered and sharp in the picture. Inside, a camera sensor has disappeared, so you now only have access to a 10MP selfie camera. In itself more than enough of course and moreover it doesn't take a big bite out of your screen anymore. Instead, it has become a subtle punch-hole (punch-hole). At the front is the same 10MP sensor with f/2.2 lens with 80° viewing angle, so there are still 5 different cameras at your disposal.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 in the news

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Samsung shows new folding and rollable displays

Industry news ·

Samsung Display has developed some new screens that it wants to show to the world. These are not production-ready products that you can buy, but are concepts. One of them is a screen that you can folds in three parts and one that slides out.

Samsung Display plans to exhibit these new screens during Display Week 2021. These are a total of four different OLED screens: S-Fold that you can fold twice, a 17-inch laptop screen that folds, a slide-out screen and a UPC (Under Panel Camera) screen. The latter is intended for laptops where the selfie camera hides under the screen to reduce the screen bezels.

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Prototype with an S-Fold screen

For mobile phones, the S-Fold and rollable screen are the most interesting. These allow for designs that Samsung does not currently offer. When open, the screen measures a diagonal of 7.2 inches. Large, but the screen of the Fold 2 is slightly larger at 7.6 inches. The prototype shown does look relatively thick when closed.

Extendable OLED screen

Something Samsung has not yet done is create a slide-out screen. This Slideable OLED screen will put an end to that. The prototype shown below looks a lot like the Oppo X 2021. This concept phone can also get wider thanks to a rolling screen. In Samsung's example, this extra screen space is used to show extra control buttons.

Samsung Slideable OLED display prototype
Slideable OLED display

Just because something is technically possible doesn't mean it's practical. In other words, it is not certain yet that the above prototypes will end up in stores. There must be a demand for it, the final product must be able to withstand the evil outside world and there must be software to make advantage of it. So there is still plenty of work to be done. But the future looks bright and we can't wait for some new designs.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 breaks preorder record despite high price

Phone news ·

In homeland South Korea, sales of the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G are currently very good. Not bad for a phone with a recommended retail price of 2000 euros.

Now everything is relative. In fact, 50,000 samples have already been ordered, something that could rise to 60,000 in the coming weeks. For a Galaxy S-phone or iPhone that wouldn't be a significant number, but for a 2000 euro phone it's good news. Especially because the predecessor of the Fold2 sold only 1000 in the first batch. After that another 30,000 samples were ordered.

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The foldable Fold 2 in Mystic Bronze

Samsung itself does not mention any sales numbers, as with the OG Galaxy Fold. So we have to make do with figures from insiders and analysts. They will deviate from the final figures, but the trend is that sales are going up. It is also a boost for Samsung after the false start that the Fold initially had. The foldable market is on the rise anyway. More and more manufacturers are bringing out a foldable phone. Samsung is now trying to serve this market as well as possible with different designs. Next to the Fold2 it has the Flip in its lineup and it is rumored that a Surface Duo-like device will be announced soon.


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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold S seems to be direct competitor of Microsoft Surface Duo

Rumors ·

Microsoft has apparently hit a nerve with Samsung. According to rumors Samsung is working on a direct competitor of the Surface Duo with a 360 degree hinge.

That is according to this Twitter rumor. The Galaxy Z Fold S gets a hinge mechanism similar to the Microsoft Surface Duo. That means you can not only unfold it like the Galaxy Z Fold2 but also fold it completely shut so you have the display on the outside. The biggest advantage of the Fold S is that it gets a single foldable screen instead of 2 separate on the Duo.

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Same as this Fold2 but can fold fully open

Now, the Surface Duo is currently getting a lot of praise because of its high-quality hinge. We are curious to see what Samsung comes up with. The hinge mechanism of the Fold 2 has been improved but still doesn't match that of the Duo. A 360° hinge is necessary for the Surface Duo because it only has a camera on the inside that you should be able to use as a main camera as well as a selfie camera. Why Samsung, which usually uses a lot of cameras, would also need this is not yet known but is something we are very interested in.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 expected on September 1st, costs €1999

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Samsung has already unveiled her second Galaxy Fold but it has not been officially announced. This should change on September 1st during Unpacked Part 2. And we already have a price; firm as always but lower than the first generation Fold.

Let's start with that prize. According to WinFuture it will be 1999 euro. Of course it is high but it is 100 euro cheaper than the original Fold. Moreover Samsung puts the price below two thousand euros mark which can be seen as a psychological barrier. Hopefully this is the beginning of a trend; foldables are getting cheaper and cheaper.

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Samsung starts unpacking on September 1st

If we compare the Galaxy Z Fold 2 with its predecessor, 2 things stand out. The Fold 2 gets half the storage memory. Although 256 GB of storage can still be called generous. Moreover it is still not expandable. What is more striking is the camera choice. On the inside, the double selfie camera is gone and on the rear, the 16MP sensor has been exchanged for a 12MP one.

Fold 2 improvements

But in general the Fold2 is mostly an improvement. There is a larger screen on the outside (6.2 against 4.6 inches), larger screen inside (7.6 against 7.3 inches), a higher refresh rate of 120Hz, more powerful processor and 5G support. There's no built-in S-Pen as some earlier rumors mentioned. The pen remains exclusive to the Note-series. Expect the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 in stores shortly after its launch on 1 September and don't forget to bring a hefty bag of cash.

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Last-minute images show Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2

Rumors ·

Thanks to professional leaker @evleaks we have some new high resolution images of the Galaxy Z Fold2 just before its official announcement. The foldable device makes its predecessor look outdated with a completely borderless screen, both on the inside and outside.

Besides being expensive, foldable phones are very promising. They solve problems that we had taken for granted. Now they also introduce completely new problems, but that's something that is solved each new generation. And this new generation of the Galaxy Z Fold2 looks very promising. Both of the display, inside and outside are truly beautiful.

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The Galaxy Z Fold2 in Mystic Bronze

Especially when you compare the design with the first generation Fold it looks very dated. The notch, the small screen in front. All of which Samsung tackled with the Z Fold 2. Buyers of that first generation will probably scratch their head. Not a very nice feeling when you just paid more than 2000 euros for. Whether all those people will now stand in line for the Fold 2 is still to be seen.

Expensive experiment

At this moment Samsung will care one bit about sales figures. At this stage it is just a matter of figuring out what is possible, which direction is the right one, which techniques you can use best. Think of it as a huge experiment, paid by the success of the Galaxy S, A and Note.

Samsung is expected to announce the Galaxy Z Fold2 along with the Note 20 series and Galaxy Watch 3 during Unpacked on August 5th. During this event a new generation of Galaxy Buds as well as the Galaxy Tab S7 may also be announced. More images of the Fold2 can be found here.

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Samsung hints at unveiling Galaxy Fold 2 on August 5

Rumors ·

On 5 August Samsung will hold a new Unpacked event. Next to the Galaxy Note 20 and new Galaxy Buds, the Galaxy Fold 2 may also be expected. Samsung is dropping hints in a new video.

Reports about the launch of the Galaxy Fold 2 are rather contradicting. According to one, it has been postponed and we don't have to expect it this year. Others, however, are sure that Samsung will reveal it during the upcoming Unpacked event. Another thinks it will only be a 5G version of the existing Galaxy Z Flip. But that last rumor does not add up with a video Samsung is sharing with us today.

Here we see the words "A New Look Unfolds". It is of course possible that Samsung is talking about the new bean-shaped Galaxy Buds that indeed look nothing like it predecessor. But it is also likely that we will get a look at the next folding mobile phone. The Samsung Galaxy Fold is over a year old. Of course this is also due to the postponement of the first version but those problems seem to be largely solved. We have heard few complaints about the Z Flip.

Galaxy Fold 2 specifications

There are a lot of rumors about the Fold 2. For example, the screen on the outside goes from 4.6 to 6.23 inches and also inside it gets bigger. Possibly the screen diagonal comes out at 7.7 inches compared to 7.3 inches now. It is also obvious that Samsung uses the latest Snapdragon processor. That will be the Snapdragon 865+ that was announced at the beginning of July and will break through the 3 GHz limit for the first time. The Unpacked Event will take place on 5 August at 16:00 Dutch time.

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Screen details Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 come out

Rumors ·

Some screen specifications of the upcoming Galaxy Fold 2 just leaked. And Samsung has a lot in store for us this year. It wants to avoid mistakes from the past and put criticism of the original Fold to rest.

It seems like an eternity ago, but maybe you can still remember. The launch of the first Galaxy Fold was not a smooth one. The spectacular presentation was followed by a dramatic early review by tech journalists. One after the other device broke. Samsung decided to cancel the entire launch, make reinforcements, implement improvements and do damage control. The launch of 'foldables' suffered a costly dent.

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 screen details

And yet this was not the end of foldable phones. In fact, it only peaked our interest. Especially because there is as much more as possible than there is now. And that's why we're always looking forward to new models. So are those of the Galaxy Fold 2. New details show that Samsung has learned from its mistakes. For example, the Fold 2 will have an UTG screen, also known as ultra thin glass. The original Fold had a layer of plastic which still feels a lot cheaper. UTG is something we saw earlier on the Z Flip which received rave reviews.

Bigger screen, higher refresh rate

The small screen in front of the Fold also seems to be a thing of the past. The 4.6 inch screen has been exchanged for a 6.23 inch one. Another improvement is that the almost ridiculously large notch on the inside gets a makeover. It remains large but possibly it goes from a 'bite' to a more discrete punch-hole. The screen size goes up from 7.3 to 7.7 inches. Possibly this is due to thinner screen bezels, but we don't rule out the possibility that the device has physically grown larger as well.

Another important advantage is the (much) higher refresh rate of 120Hz. This should provide much smoother images. The front panel stays on a more traditional 60Hz. Something that seems to be missing is an S Pen. That feature remains (for the time being) exclusive for the Note-series. Expect 5G support and an extremely high price tag. We expect a launch sometime in August, possibly at the same moment as the Note 20 series.


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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 gets S Pen and premium UTG glass

Rumors ·

The advance of foldable phones has begun and is now starting to kick in. Meanwhile, the rumors about the Galaxy Z Flip are trickling in. For example, the successor to the original Fold gets support for an S Pen and the same ultra-thin glass screen as the Galaxy Z Flip.

We are only ready for the 2nd generation of foldable phones, but Samsung has already learned a lot. The plastic screen of the Galaxy Fold at the Fold 2 is exchanged for a glass one. This makes it feel more premium without a lot of bumps. However, as with the Z Flip there will probably be a plastic protective layer over it. This does make him scratch relatively quickly.

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The original Galaxy Fold

In terms of size, the Fold 2 seems to have largely the same dimensions as the OG Fold. However, there is a chance that a larger panel can be installed by using thinner screen edges. That screen seems to have the same UTG glass as the Z Flip. UTG stands for Ultra Thin Glass and feels more premium, is more durable but because of a plastic protective layer is more scratch resistant than say a rigid Gorilla Glass 6 screen. But who knows, maybe by then Samsung will have found a solution.

S Pen

However, the biggest change seems to be the addition of S Pen support. With this, the Fold series directly competes with the Note-series. They were the first Galaxy Note phones to be equipped with the now familiar pins. You can use it to operate the device, but it is actually meant for drawing and writing. Meanwhile, the S Pen has evolved in such a way that you can even use it as a remote control.

Most important Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 specifications

Dimensions 159.2 x 68 x 16.8 mm
  • Unfolded
159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm
Weight 279 grams
Item ID SM-F916
Codename Samsung Champ
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Operating system
Android 10
Color display 7.6 inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex, hole-punch display
Camera 12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP
Processor 3.09 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, octa core
Secondary camera 10 MP, 10 MP
Data network
4G (LTE)
Build-in memory
Internal memory 12 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Power supply
Battery 4500 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

All Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 specifications

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Color display7.6 inch, Dynamic AMOLED Infinity Flex, hole-punch display6.1 inch, Liquid Retina, notch4.7 inch, IPS6.1 inch, IPS, notch6.5 inch, Super Retina XDR, notch
Camera12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP12 MP, 12 MP, dual camera sensor12 MP12 MP12 MP, 12 MP, 12 MP
Processor3.09 GHz, Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+, octa coreApple A13 BionicApple A13 BionicApple A12 BionicApple A13 Bionic
Secondary camera10 MP, 10 MP12 MP7 MP7 MP12 MP
4G (LTE)
Internal memory12 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)3 GB (Size (RAM)), 128 GB (Storage), 256 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)4 GB (Size (RAM)), 256 GB (Storage), 512 GB (Storage), 64 GB (Storage)
Memory card slot
Battery4500 mAh3110 mAh1821 mAh2942 mAh3500 mAh
Fast charging
Wireless charging
Audio jack plug

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