Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Specs and Price

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Galaxy Fold 2

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is the second generation of the company’s foldable device and succeeds the Galaxy Fold which debuted in 2019. According to Samsung’s representative, the ‘Z’ name would “intuitively communicate the idea of a folding device while delivering a dynamic, youthful feel.” The Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Galaxy Z Flip 5G are the two Z-series smartphone introduced during the August’s Unpacked event. Let’s take a look at what the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 has in stock for us.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Key Specs

  • 7.6″ unfolded, 6.23″ folded display
  • Android 10 (One UI 2.5)
  • Snapdragon 865+
  • Octa-core 3.09 GHz processor
  • 12/256GB
  • 12MP + 12MP + 12MP main camera
  • 10MP fold & cover selfie camera
  • 4,500 mAh battery capacity

Design and Display

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 image
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 image

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 body build features a folded glass front, plastic unfolded front, glass back with an aluminium frame. The phone adopts the “Flex Mode” used on the Galaxy Z Flip for its hinge, which can be customized when you order the phone from Samsung’s official website. The hinge’s colour can be any of the following: Ruby Red, Platinum Silver or Sapphire Blue, and Rich Gold. On the side of the phone is the fingerprint scanner which is used for biometric security. There is no S-pen support for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 despite initial rumours and speculations of it. The device is available in Mystic Bronze and Mystic Black while the Thom Browne colour will be limited edition.

Being a foldable device means there are two displays here. On the inside, we have a large foldable 7.6″ Dynamic AMOLED 2X display with 1768 x 2208 pixels resolution, HDR10+ and 120Hz refresh rate. For improved image quality, the display incorporates (UTG) Ultra-Thin Glass. While on the outside is a 6.23″ Super AMOLED display with 816 x 2260 pixels resolution and 25:9 aspect ratio. The display covers the entire “front” when the device is folded.

Hardware and Software

Powering this Samsung Galaxy foldable phone is the Snapdragon 865+ chipset with Octa-core 3.09GHz processor and Adreno 650 GPU. The chip is coupled with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. The device supports 5G connectivity (both mmWave and sub-6 GHz). Software-wise, it comes with the expected Android 10 operating system with Samsung’s One UI skin slapped on top.

Camera

At the back is a triple camera system consisting of a 12MP f/1.8 main lens with OIS, a 12MP f/2.4 telephoto lens with AF and 2x optical zoom and a 12MP f/2.2 ultrawide lens. There two cameras used for selfies and they both housed in a punch-hole on the two display. Regardless of which one you use in taking selfies, they sport the same 10MP f/2.2 wide camera with HDR, gyro-EIS and can record 4K videos at 30fps.

Battery  

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 packs a 4,500 mAh battery capacity with 25W fast wired charging support. It also supports an 11W fast wireless charging and 9W reverse wireless charging.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Complete Specs

Launch

  • Announced: August 2020
  • Status: Available in September 2020

Design [ Build Factor], Display and Colour Options

  • Dimension: Height- 159.2mm * Width- 128.2mm * Thickness- 6.9mm
  • Weight: 279g
  • Build Quality: Glass front (folded), plastic front (unfolded), glass back, aluminium frame
  • Screen Display Type: Dynamic AMOLED 2X (unfolded), Super AMOLED (folded)
  • Screen Size: 7.6″ (unfolded), 6.23″ (folded)
  • Resolution: 1768 x 2208 (unfolded), 816 x 2260 (folded)
  • Aspect Ratio: 25:9
  • Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Notch: No
  • Multi-touch screen: Yes
  • Colour Options: Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze

Operating System and Memory

  • Operating System: Android 10 (One UI 2.5)
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865+
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.09 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Built-in Storage Capacity: 256GB
  • Card Slot: No

Rear and Front Camera Rating

Wireless Network Bands and Connectivity Options

  • Technology: GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
  • 5G Network Bands: SA/NSA/Sub6/mmWave
  • 4G Network Bands: LTE
  • 3G Network Bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 2G Network Bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (7CA) Cat20 2000/200 Mbps, 5G
  • SIM Type: Nano-SIM
  • Bluetooth: 5.1, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • USB: 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • FM Radio: No
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC: Yes

Sound Quality and Multimedia Support

  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with stereo speakers
  • Sound Enhancement Features: Yes AKG
  • Audio Jack Type: No
  • Video Support Formats:  H.264 (Baseline / Main / High profile), MPEG4 (Simple profile / ASP) and other video formats
  • Audio Support formats: PCM, AAC / AAC + / eAAC +, MP3, AMR – NB and WB, APE, WAV

Battery

  • Battery Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 4,500 mAh
  • Wireless Charging: 11W & 9W reverse
  • Fast Charging: 25W

Sensors

  • Fingerprint Sensor (side-mounted), Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Electronic Compass

Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be available for pre-order on September 1. There is no information yet on its pricing and availability in Nigeria yet.

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