Samsung has officially unveiled the 5G-compatible Galaxy Z Fold2, its third-generation folding device. It will cost US$1,999 (~RM8,295).
The phone features what Samsung calls the Hideaway Hinge, which “fits seamlessly into the device body with the CAM mechanism and enables free standing capabilities”. Samsung says that the Galaxy Z Fold 2 can stand on its own from 75 to 115 degrees, with other angles possible depending on the situation and environment.
The Galaxy Z Fold2’s 6.2-inch Infinity-O cover screen lets you perform activities like checking emails and watching videos without unfolding the device. The main screen is 7.6 inches and has a 120 Hz adaptable refresh rate. It also has a punch-hole front camera and minimized bezels.
Inside, the phone has a 7nm 64-bit Octa-Core Processor, a 4,500 mAh dual battery, 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of internal storage. A 512GB storage version is available, but only in places like mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Camera-wise, the Galaxy Z Fold2 has a 10MP selfie camera and cover camera with an F-stop of F/2.2 and 1.22 μm pixel size. At the back is a triple-camera set-up with a 12MP Ultra Wide camera (F/2.2 and 1.12μm pixel size), a 12MP wide-angle camera (F/1.8 and 1.8μm pixel size), and a 12MP telephoto camera (F/2.4, 1.0μm pixel size).
The phone will not be able to record 8K video like other Samsung phones such as the Galaxy S20. Instead, it will be able to record up to 4K video only.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be available for pre-order starting from 1 September, beginning with select markets like the U.S. and Europe. It’s available in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze colours. Samsung is also offering colour options for the hinge online in select markets, with the colours being Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Red, and Metallic Blue. Like the Galaxy Z Flip, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 also has a Thom Browne Edition.
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