Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 – Overview & Specifications

New Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 smartphone and tablet. {Tech} for Travel.
A new foldable experience // Image Samsung.

Samsung Unpacked August 2020

On the 5th August Samsung held its first all virtual Unpacked event from Korea, due to the current global COVID pandemic. On the day Samsung announced five new devices all with some impressive specifications, including the much improved Galaxy Z Fold2.

The other devices announced at Unpacked were:

Improved specifications on the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2. {Tech} for Travel.
Galaxy Z Fold2 Smartphone mode // Image Samsung.

Galaxy Z Fold2 Overview

It’s been over a year since Samsung released the first Galaxy Z Fold device, a large smartphone that folds out into a tablet. More recently Samsung added the smaller Z Flip to its foldable selection before now updating its original.

The great news is Samsung has focused on the smartphone experience on the Fold2. On the front is now an edge to edge 6.2″ display which is up considerably from the 4.6″ on the original.

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For any foldable device to really be a success, it will need to remain thin when closed. The Galaxy Z Fold2 is around 17mm. As a reference, the Galaxy S20, with the same 6.2″ display size is 7.9mm thick.

After releasing two foldable devices and listening to user feedback on the most requested upgrades and new features, Samsung unveils the Galaxy Z Fold2 with meaningful innovations that offer users enhanced refinements and unique foldable user experiences.

Galaxy Z Fold2 5G in Mystic Black. {Tech} for Travel.
Mystic Black Galaxy Z Fold2 Open & Closed // Image Samsung.
Evolution not Revolution

Taking on customer feedback is always a good starting point for making users happy.

Samsung addressed the smartphone experience with the larger front display mentioned above. But it also focused on the bigger tablet screen with a new 7.6″ Infinity O-Display with 120Hz technology.

Tablet mode on the Mystic Ping Samsung foldable smartphone. {Tech} for Travel.
Tablet mode on the Galaxy Z Fold2 in Mystic Pink // Image Samsung.

Internally, the hinge and chassis have been re-engineered and strengthened for much better use and stability in tablet mode. This has resulted in a smaller gap when folded.

Powered by Android 10 the full list of specifications for the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 was announced at a separate Unpacked event held on 1st September.

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Galaxy Z Fold2 Colour options. {Tech} for Travel.
Two Colour options Mystic Pink & Mystic Black // Image Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Specifications

Galaxy Z Fold2
Dimensions (mm)Open – 128.2 x 159.2 x 6.9
Closed – 68 x 159.2 x 16.8
Weight (g)282
Colour OptionsMystic Black
Mystic Pink
Customisable Hinge Colours
Display Size6.2″ HD+ Super AMOLED
7.6″ QXGA+ Dynamic AMOLED
Battery (mAh)4,500
ConnectivityBluetooth 5.0
LTE (varies by market)
(Varies by market)
OSAndroid 10
Main Camera12MP Ultra-Wide
12MP Wide-Angle
12MP Telephoto
Front Camera10MP
Cover Camera10MP
SensorsCapacitive Fingerprint sensor
Gyro sensor
Geomagnetic sensor
Hall sensor
Proximity sensor
Light sensor
ChargingFast Charge USB-C
Fast Charge Wireless
Wireless PowerShare
Prices From*$1,999 / £1,799 / €2,065
*Models & specs vary by market.
// Media Samsung YouTube Channel.
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Is there a place for foldable devices in the smartphone market? Are the specifications impressive enough on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 to justify the ‘premium’ and ‘High-End’ terms Samsung use to describe it?

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