Friday . 08 Dec. 2023

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Specs, Price, Release date, Display and Design, Cameras, Multitasking, Flex mode, Battery and 5G.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Specs, Price, Release date, Display and Design, Cameras, Multitasking, Flex mode, Battery and 5G.

You got to see the first generation of foldable phones last year and was highly rumoured among Andorid users. It went on sale globally but there were some issues regarding build quality which was addressed and revised and was well-received later.

Samsung, taking all complaints on board has come up with a better product in almost every way but awkwardly naming it Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2.

We can expect a lot from Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 which offers bigger display, 5G and removal of the unsightly notch on the inside.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Specs, Price, Release date, Display and Design, Cameras, Multitasking, Flex mode, Battery, 5G

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Specs

Operating System Android 10
Snapdragon 865 Plus
Main display
7.6 inches 120Hz (2208 x 1768 pixels)
Cover display
6.2 inches 60Hz (2260 x 816 pixels)
Rear cameras
12MP wide, 12MP ultra-wide, 12MP telephoto (2x optical/10x digital zoom)
Selfie cameras
10MP (cover), 10MP (main display)
Size and Weight
6.2 x 2.6 x 0.66 inches (closed); 6.2 x 5 x 0.27 inches (open) and 9.9 ounces

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Price and Release date

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold releases in the USA and UK on September 18 and pre-order are available now. In Australia, one can pre-order from September 9 but the phone goes to sale on September 25. There is no information when it will launch in the UAE.

Talking about price, for 256GB model, it is set to cost $1,999 / AU$2,999 / £1,7999. This phone is about UAE 7,3000 and there is no other information on storage variants currently.

The Thom Browne package which is separate limited edition is set to cost $3,2999 and will be ready to buy on September 25.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Display and Design

Foldables means a phone that fold both inwards like Galaxy  Folds and outwards like Huawei Mate Xs. But no one denies that screen on inward-folding is more protected.

It offers 7.6-inch display along with a 120Hz refresh rate on the main display. Higher refresh rate improves overall performance and allows you to enjoy smooth scrolling as compared to Galaxy Fold which offered refresh rate of 60Hz only.

Talking about the cover display, it does not offer 120Hz refresh rate but you can expect higher performance compared to the first Fold featured. It includes 6.2 inches OLED screen which is enough to perform pretty much any task. You can resume the task on your main display when you unfold your device.

Note: Typing can feel a bit cramped due to the narrower aspect ratio as compared to most of the phones.

Talking about the design, it has offered a better impression as compared to Galaxy Fold. It has a larger exterior display. The cover display has grown from 4.6 inches to 6.2 inches. The main display also has increased from 7.3 inches to 7.6 inches and the ugly notch has been removed from it and is replaced by small cutout for a selfie camera.

Samsung has done several improvements for increasing its usability and durability. Galaxy Z Fold 2 includes new Ultra-Thin display for providing better touchscreen feel and Hideaway hinge that uses sweeper technology for preventing dust and dirt from entering the phone.

Galaxy Z Fold 2's hinge technology uses CAM mechanism for allowing users to position screen in multiple positions. We can still notice a gap between two sides of the phones when closed but is narrower than the previous model.

It comes in two colours which is Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze but you can add some flair in the form of four hinge colour option by ordering through like Metallic Gold, Metallic Silver, Metallic Red and Metallic Blue.

It measures 6.2 x 5x 0.27inches when opened and 6.2 x 2.6 x 0.66 inches when closed. This configuration is slightly shorter but wider than the previous model.

It weighs 9.9 ounces which is slightly heavier and can cause a bit of strain if used for several hours. The other con is that it is not water-resistant.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Cameras

It's a bit strange as $2,000 Galaxy Z Fold is step down in terms of cameras than $1,3000 Galaxy Note 20. There is no availability of 108MP main sensor, 50x Space Zomm or 5x optical zoom.

Galaxy Z Fold features 12 MP main wide-angle camera, 12 MP ultra-wide-angle camera along with a 123-degree field of view and 12MP telephoto lens along with 2x optical zoom and 10x digital zoom.

Dual Preview allows you to see how you will look taking shoots using the front display. This means you will be able to take the higher quality of selfies using the rear lens.

All you have to do is to open the camera on the cover display and press button on the top right corner. Now, you will be invited to unfold the device. The Flex mode allows you to preview your recent pictures on the bottom half of the screen while allowing you to maintain the live preview on the top half of the screen.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Multitasking and Flex mode 

The important update regarding Samsung Galaxy Z Fold is the multi-tasking. It allows you to open three apps at the same time using improved Multi-Active Window feature.

This is probably the coolest feature and you can easily re-arrange the layout with tap or drag an app from one window to another.

You can drag and drop content such as a photo from one app to another however it doesn't work for Google Photos app.

Flex mode provides foldable phones with lots of versatility. It's because you can have content on one display and settings and controls on the other providing maximum productivity. It allows you to use your phone in laptop-like position. According to Samsung, Flex mode is supported by varieties of Samsung apps like Video, Camera, Gallery, Call, Video player, Calendar and Clock. Recently Samsung is working with other third-party app developers to create Flex mode optimized apps.

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Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Battery and Charging

Galaxy Z Fold offers 4,500mAh battery which is able to get you through most of the day. This is step up from the previous model which offered 4,380mAh. It supports 25W fast wireless charging as well as PowerShare reverse charging.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2: Performance

Galaxy Z Fold 2 includes 865 Plus processor with 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. We can expect similar performance to Galaxy Note 20 Ultra.

While measuring overall performance on Geekbench 5, it scored 3,193 on the multi-core portion. Note 20 Ultra hit slightly higher with score 3,294 and iPhone 11 Pro was fastest with 3,500.

It has offered smooth performance taking about the overall performance. Talking about 5G it supports both mmWave and sub-6Hz flavours.

You can use Samsung Nearby features to share files quickly with compatible devices due to its Ultra Band technology.

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Wrapping up

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold is the result of listening to its customer's complain and delivering a wide range of improvements. Z Fold can be viewed as one of the most exciting new foldable phone till date.

The front display is a huge upgrade and inclusion of Flex makes the phone very versatile. Users are most likely to be impressed with what Samsung has accomplished with this Foldable phone.

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