At the moment, we mainly know the design of the phone, so scroll down to learn all about the new hinge, the two screen sizes and the colors of the Fold 2.
Cut to the chase
- What is that? Samsung’s latest foldable phone
- When did he come out? Samsung has not yet said
- How much does it cost? Again, Samsung didn’t say it, but is expected to be around $ 1980 / £ 1900 / AU $ 2900
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 release date and price
Although Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Fold 2 is on the way, it has not disclosed pricing, so we can’t say exactly how it stacks up against its predecessors yet, but we do expect it to be pricey. – the original Fold was $ 1980 / £ 1900 / AU $ 2900, for context, and we expected this new device to cost a similar amount, if not more.
We also don’t know the release date of the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2, but given that the original Fold was released about six months after it was announced, we don’t recommend holding your breath.
As we mentioned, there is a launch event for the Fold only on September 1, so we hope to know both the price and the release date – and you can pre-register for the phone on the site. Samsung web now, if you want updates on the device.
Design and display
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 doesn’t try to reinvent the form factor launched by its predecessor; instead, it builds on it with a few tweaks and upgrades, which make it look more like the new Galaxy Note 20 when folded.
By that, we mean that its rear camera bump is a more distinct rectangle, like the Note 20, and unlike the slimmer case of the Galaxy Fold and Note 10. The phone has a USB-C port, but no 3.5mm headphone jack.
When the phone is folded, it has a 6.2-inch display on the front, with a “punched-out” cutout for a selfie camera at the top center, and it’s a full screen display this time, unlike the crease. ‘origin, which had a broad chin and a bezel.
When unfolded, the screen measures 7.6 inches, with another “punched” selfie snapper to the right of the device.
At least one display has a 120Hz refresh rate, but Samsung hasn’t specified which – or it could be both.
Samsung has detailed the hinge mechanism, which has been redesigned from the original. Apparently, Samsung took inspiration from vacuum cleaners, adding tiny bristles to keep the hinge clean and free from dirt and dust, although you won’t see them as they’re housed inside the hinge mechanism.
The original Fold had durability issues and hopefully the new phone will avoid them.
The phone comes in two colors: Mystic Bronze, which Samsung offers as an option for all of its Unpacked 2020 devices, and Mystic Black.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Specifications and Features
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be 5G compatible in all regions – the original Fold was in some regions but not others.
It has a 4,500mAh battery, which would be a reasonable size for a power supply in a normal smartphone, but if you find yourself using the big screen a lot, it might not last you a full day.
That’s all we know so far, but ahead of the September 1 event, we’ll update this article with everything the company confirms.