Also unveiled at Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event besides the new Note 20 devices is the successor to the Galaxy Fold, the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2; it’s been renamed to streamline the branding for the Korean company’s foldable smartphones. Compared to the original Galaxy Fold, the Z Fold 2 is better in every way. For one, it has a much bigger, far more practical secondary screen on the front of the phone now.
That’s right, the display on the exterior of the Z Fold 2 has been upsized to a much more practical 6.23-inch 2260 x 816 Super AMOLED screen. It even covers almost the entire front of the foldable phone with tiny bezels surrounding the panel, which looks really good. That being said, it’s also a very tall display with a 25:9 aspect ratio.
Open up the Z Fold 2, and you’ll be greeted by the even bigger 7.6-inch 2208 x 1768 Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen with a fast 120Hz refresh rate. The bezels have been shrunk as well, and there’s no longer the weird cutout at the top right of the screen for the front-facing cameras. Instead, the Z Fold 2 now comes with a much sleeker-looking hole-punch cutout for a single 10MP selfie camera.
Of course, just like the Galaxy Z Flip, the Z Fold 2’s foldable Dynamic AMOLED 2X screen is protected by Samsung’s UTG – that stands for Ultra Thin Glass. However, the glass itself is covered with a plastic protective layer, so you won’t actually feel the glass material.
Naturally, the Z Fold 2 is also powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset; there’s no Exynos variant here. Thanks to this SoC, you’ll get the best level of performance available in the Android space. It’s worth noting that the Snapdragon 865+ also provides this foldable phone with 5G connectivity.
Other specifications of the Z Fold 2 include a triple camera system (12MP f/1.8 primary + 12MP f/2.2 ultra-wide angle + 12MP f/2.4 telephoto), 12GB of RAM, 256GB of internal storage, a 4,500mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging – 11W for wireless charging – a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, and One UI based on Android 10 out of the box.
Malaysian availability and price of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 have not been revealed yet, though we’re optimistic it will eventually arrive here in the near future. After all, Samsung Malaysia already has a dedicated product page for the Z Fold 2, not to mention the fact that both the Galaxy and Z Flip are also officially sold on our shores.