Samsung to Fully Unveil Galaxy Z Fold 2 on September 1: Here Are All the Specs
Earlier this month, Samsung had unveiled four smartphones—Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, and Galaxy Z Fold 2—but it didn’t fully reveal the features and specifications of the Galaxy Z Fold 2. Today, the company has announced that it will launch the Galaxy Z Fold 2 early next month.
While some features and specifications of the foldable smartphone have been leaked through unofficial channels, we hope to see what improvements Samsung has made with its second-generation Galaxy Fold during the Galaxy Unpacked 2020 Part 2 online event.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Launch Date
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 launch date has been set to September 1, 2020. The company will fully reveal its design, features, and specifications during the online-only event named Galaxy Unpacked 2020 Part 2.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Specifications
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 brings various improvements over its predecessor. It has a large, almost bezel-less screen on the outside, tougher screen protection for the inner screen, fast display refresh rate, a newer processor, a better camera setup, and faster charging.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 features a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display on the outside with Full HD+ resolution (2,260×816 pixels), HDR10+, a 60Hz refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass 7 (also known as Gorilla Glass Victus). On the inside, the device sports a 7.6-inch Foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2x Infinity-O screen with Full HD+ resolution (2,208×1,768 pixels), HDR10+, a 120Hz refresh rate, and Ultra Thin Glass (UTG) protection. The phone’s frame is made using aluminium.
The foldable phone runs Android 10 with One UI 2.5. It is equipped with the Snapdragon 865+ processor, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. Connectivity features include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6 (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, NFC, and a USB 3.1 Type-C port. The phone also features AKG-tuned stereo speakers, Samsung Pay, Samsung DeX, Bixby, and a side-mounted capacitive fingerprint reader.
In terms of imaging, the phone has two 10MP front-facing cameras (on one the outside and one on the inside), and both feature autofocus and 4K 60fps video recording. At the rear, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 has a triple-camera setup featuring a 12MP wide-angle camera, a 12MP ultrawide camera, and a 64MP telephoto camera. It has the exact same rear-facing camera setup as that of the Galaxy S20. The wide-angle and telephoto cameras feature OIS as well.
The12MP wide-angle camera can record up to 4K 60fps videos, while the telephoto camera can record up to 8K 24ps videos. The ultrawide camera can only go as high as 4K 30fps, though. The phone will most probably also come with features like Night Mode, HDR, Panorama, Hyperlapse, Time-Lapse, and HDR10 video recording at up to 4K 30fps.
The phone is powered by a 4,500mAh battery and it supports up to 25W fast charging via the bundled charger. It also features fast wireless charging at 11W and reverse wireless charging at 4.5W. Using the reverse wireless charging feature, you can charge other Qi-compatible devices like smartphones, wireless earphones, and smartwatches.
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 will be available in two colors: Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze. It will also be available in a Thom Browne version, but the variant won’t likely be available in India.