The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is about to be unveiled in full, with Samsung holding a web-based occasion right this moment (September 1) at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST or midnight AEST on September 2 in Australia.
Confusingly, Samsung has already introduced the Galaxy Z Fold 2, however whereas it confirmed the existence of the brand new foldable telephone at its August 5 Unpacked occasion, it hasn’t offered a lot in the best way of element.
So at right this moment’s occasion we anticipate to be taught the worth, launch date, and lacking spec particulars, reminiscent of info on the digital camera and chipset. We’ll be overlaying the occasion in full, however if you wish to watch it your self, this is how.
That is Samsung’s third foldable telephone after the Galaxy Fold and Galaxy Z Flip. It appears the corporate has determined so as to add the ‘Z’ moniker to its Fold line, after debuting it for the Flip, although the corporate nonetheless hasn’t defined the importance of this.
Whereas most particulars of the telephone shall be introduced later, we have listed every little thing we all know to date beneath. And for a full run-down of the Samsung Unpacked occasion, we have additionally received a video you’ll be able to take a look at for all of the highlights and every little thing it’s essential to know.
Whereas we await right this moment’s occasion you’ll be able to take a look at some leaked pictures of the customized hinge colours in addition to a teaser of the brand new Thom Browne version of the telephone, printed by Samsung itself.
In the intervening time we primarily know in regards to the telephone’s design, so scroll right down to learn all in regards to the new hinge, the 2 display screen sizes and what colours the Fold 2 will are available.
Minimize to the chase
- What’s it? Samsung’s latest foldable telephone
- When is it out? It is being unveiled right this moment (September 1)
- How a lot does it value? Samsung hasn’t stated, however anticipated to be round $1,980 / £1,900 / AU$2,900
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 launch date and value
Samsung is absolutely asserting the Galaxy Z Fold 2 right this moment (September 1) at 7am PT / 10am ET / 3pm BST or midnight AEST on September 2. Wish to tune in? This is the best way to watch Samsung’s newest launch on-line.
We’re more likely to be taught pricing throughout this occasion however we’d anticipate it to be costly – the unique Fold value a whopping $1,980 / £1,900 / AU$2,900, for context, and we might anticipate this new system to value an analogous quantity, and probably extra.
That stated, the excellent news is that early leaks counsel the worth will really go down, making the brand new foldable a way more interesting proposition.
We don’t know a Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 launch date both, however provided that the unique Fold was launched about half a yr after it was introduced, we wouldn’t advocate holding your breath for it. Having stated that, rumors counsel September 2 is the massive day for preorders, with the telephone on sale from September 18.
You can too pre-register for the telephone on Samsung’s web site now, if you would like updates on the system.
Design and show
The Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 doesn’t attempt to reinvent the shape issue its predecessor debuted; as an alternative, it builds on it with some tweaks and upgrades, which make it look extra like the brand new Galaxy Be aware 20 when it is folded.
By that, we imply its rear digital camera bump is a extra distinct rectangle, just like the Be aware 20’s, and in contrast to the Galaxy Fold and Be aware 10‘s thinner affair. The telephone has a USB-C port, however no 3.5mm headphone jack.
When the telephone is folded it has a 6.2-inch display screen on the entrance, with a ‘punch-hole’ cut-out for a selfie digital camera within the prime heart, and it is a full-screen show this time, not like the unique Fold, which had a large chin and bezel.
When unfolded, the show is 7.6 inches, with one other ‘punch-hole’ selfie snapper on the best of the system.
At the very least one display screen has a 120Hz refresh price, however Samsung hasn’t specified which one – or it may very well be each.
Samsung has detailed the hinge mechanism, which has been redesigned from the unique. Apparently Samsung has taken inspiration from vacuum cleaners, including tiny bristles to maintain the hinge clear and away from filth and dirt, though you will not see these as they’re housed contained in the hinge mechanism.
The unique Fold had sturdiness points and hopefully, the brand new telephone will keep away from these.
The telephone is available in two colours – Mystic Bronze, which Samsung is pushing as an possibility for all its Unpacked 2020 units, and Mystic Black.
When you want greater than Samsung’s official renders and footage provide, take a look at this hands-on video just lately uploaded to TikTok, exhibiting numerous screens on the telephone and the way it appears each opened and closed.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 specs and options
The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 shall be 5G-compatible in all areas – the unique Fold was in some areas however not others.
It has a 4,500mAh battery, which might be a good dimension for an influence pack in a traditional smartphone, but when you end up utilizing the big display screen usually it may not final you a full day.
That is all we all know to date, however forward of the September 1 occasion we’ll replace this text with something new that the corporate confirms.