Samsung officially unveiled its third device with a folding screen today, the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, a follow up to the original Galaxy Fold, and joining the flip-phone type device the Galaxy Z Flip.
“The journey to reach the next generation of smartphones is full of originality and innovation,” said Conor Pierce, Corporate Vice President UK & Ireland, Samsung Electronics.
“With the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, we listened closely to customer’s feedback to ensure we were bringing meaningful improvements to the device, while also developing new innovations to enhance the user experience. Further strengthened by our industry-leading partnerships with Google and Microsoft, we’re reshaping and redefining the possibilities of the mobile device experience.”
The Galaxy Z Fold2 54G has a more refined design, a much larger 6.2in display on the front, a larger 7.6in folding display and improved cameras on the back.
Samsung has significantly thinned down the size of the Z Fold2 5G’s bezels, increasing the ratio of usable screen real estate while simultaneously beefing up its hinge and adding a slightly tapered design around the edges of the phone.
Samsung said it had been “listening to user feedback on the most requested upgrades and new features” when building the new version of its folding phone.
On the inside, the Z Fold2 5G comes with a Snapdragon 865+ processor, 12GB of RAM, and up to 512GB of storage. Along with full support for 5G connectivity, the Z Fold2 5G also comes with a 4,500mAh battery, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a triple camera module in back, an upgraded camera in front, and a new punch-hole selfie camera on the inside that takes up significantly less space than the massive notch on the original Fold.
The Z Fold2 5G comes with the usual USB-C port on the bottom, though Samsung hasn’t included a headphone jack or stylus support, the latter of which has been high up on users wish list as it would transform the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G into a Foldable Galaxy Note (kind of).
Samsung is offering an online tool to customise your Galaxy Z Fold2 5G with four distinct Hideaway Hinge colours – Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Red, and Metallic Blue. Now you can create the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G that perfectly complements your unique style, adding a personalised touch to premium design.
Hinge colour customisation will be available in 22 markets, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Portugal, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, UAE, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.
Galaxy Z Premier Service
Galaxy Z Fold2 5G owners can access Galaxy Z Premier Service: with on-demand concierge support from a dedicated team of product experts, and it will now be easier than ever to make appointments, connect one-on-one with experts, and discover how to unlock the unique experiences that the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G enables. Galaxy Z Fold2 5G users will also be provided the best mobile experiences possible by supporting three generations of Android operating system (OS) upgrade.
Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Thom Browne Edition
Samsung and Thom Browne continue their collaboration to deliver a unique vision of innovative technology and refined design with the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Thom Browne Edition. Following the success of the Galaxy Z Flip Thom Browne Edition, the second release further explores its shared ethos to provide a deeper level of hardware and software integration.
The geometric grey and signature multi colour stripe is complemented by a grosgrain pattern, creating a visual texture of fabric on Galaxy Z Fold2 5G’s unique design. Software additions, including a new lock screen and exclusive photo filter, digitise the Thom Browne world and bring a sense of luxury into every interaction.
Each Thom Browne Edition Package includes the Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Watch3, Galaxy Buds Live and an array of fully customised accessories all featuring elements of Thom Browne’s iconic design.
The Galaxy Z Fold2 5G will be available for £1,799 in Mystic Black and Mystic Bronze, on 18th September, with pre-orders from today (1st September). Customised options will be available for customers via Samsung.com with four distinct colours for the hinge: Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Red and Metallic Blue.
The limited edition Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Thom Browne Package will be available for pre-order from 1st September in the UK before general sale on 25th September at £2,999, exclusively on Samsung.com and Harrods.
Galaxy Z Fold2 5G Specifications
Main Screen– 7.6” QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display (22.5:18) Infinity Flex Display (2208 x 1768), 373ppi Cover Screen 6.2” HD+ Super AMOLED Display (25:9), 2260 x 816, 386ppi
Dimension & Weight
Folded: 68.0 x 159.2 x 16.8mm (Hinge) ~ 13.8mm(Sagging), 282g Unfolded: 128.2 x 159.2 x 6.9mm(Frame) ~ 6.0mm(Screen) , 282g
10MP Selfie Camera : F2.2, Pixel size: 1.22μm, FOV: 80˚
12MP Ultra Wide Camera: F2.2, Pixel size: 1.12μm, FOV: 123˚12MP Wide-angle Camera : Super Speed Dual Pixel AF, OIS, F1.8, Pixel size: 1.8μm, FOV: 83˚ 12MP Telephoto Camera : PDAF, F2.4, OIS, Pixel size: 1.0μm, FOV: 45˚ Dual OIS, 0.5x out and 2x in optical zoom, Up to 10x digital zoom, HDR10+ recording, Tracking AF
Lock type: pattern, PIN, password Biometric lock type: Fingerprint sensor, Face recognition Galaxy Z Fold2 5G has a Capacitive Fingerprint sensor on the side.
Stereo speakersSurround sound with Dolby Atmos technology (Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus included.) UHQ 32-bit &DSD64/128 support, PCM: Up to 32 bits, DSD: DSD64/128 Audio playback format : MP3, M4A, 3GA, AAC, OGG, OGA, WAV, WMA, AMR, AWB, FLAC, MID, MIDI, XMF, MXMF, IMY, RTTTL, RTX, OTA, APE, DSF, DFF*DSD64 and DSD128 playback can be limited depending on the file format.
Video playback format: MP4, M4V, 3GP, 3G2, WMV, ASF, AVI, FLV, MKV, WEBM TV connection: Wireless: Smart View (screen mirroring 1080p at 30fps) / Wired: supports DisplayPort over USB type-C. Supports video out when connecting via HDMI Adapter. (DisplayPort 4K UHD at 60 fps)
Knox protection: real-time monitoring and protection. Virus, malware prevention. (Powered by McAfee) Secure Folder: a secure space on the device to keep content such as apps, photos and videos, secured by fingerprint scanning.
[Essential Colour] Mystic Black, Mystic Bronze [Customisation Hinge Colour] Metallic Silver, Metallic Gold, Metallic Red, Metallic Blue Hideaway
In the Box
Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Data Cable, Travel Adapter, Ejection Pin, Quick Start Guide,Earphones (USB Type-C) with sound by AKG, Galaxy Z Premier Service Leaflet, Brand Story Leaflet