[Update 2: Full review] New hands-on videos show off the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
At its Galaxy Unpacked event earlier this month, Samsung officially showed off the Galaxy Z Fold 2, the second-gen model of its horizontally folding smartphone. Although we won’t get all the details about the device until Samsung’s dedicated event for the device on September 1, we’re getting some new real-world peeks at the foldable out in the wild.
A few videos have appeared online ahead of the device’s general availability. One video on TikTok by user @digitalsight (h/t @yabishekhd) provides a brief look at the device in its Mystic Black color. We can see how thick the device is when it’s folded. We can also see how the dialer looks on the cover display and the main display when it’s unfolded. The video also shows the boot animation, the lockscreen, the camera app with a split view, and the refresh rate settings page that allows users to choose between 60Hz or 120Hz.
Another video on YouTube by YouTuber Jimmy Is Promo highlights the device’s beautiful design, from its improved hinge to the triple camera setup. While neither video provides new information about the device, including a release date or price, they’ll help tide people over until that information is made available.
Compared to the first model, the Z Fold 2 is a massive upgrade. It features a 6.23-inch AMOLED cover display, a 7.6-inch AMOLED folding screen, 12GB of RAM, a total battery capacity of 4,500mAh, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus processor. It also comes equipped with a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and 256GB of storage.
When the Galaxy Z Fold 2 becomes available, it will launch with One UI 2.5 based on Android 10, which will allow users to navigate using Android 10’s gestures with third-party launchers.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Specifications
|Specification||Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2|
|Dimensions & Weight||
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus|
|RAM & Storage||12GB LPDDR5 + 256GB|
|Battery & Charging||
|Fingerprint sensor||Side-mounted fingerprint scanner|
|Android Version||Android 10 with One UI|
An earlier version of this article referred to these videos as “leaks,” which wasn’t entirely accurate. We have updated the title to reflect this.
Update: New hands-on video shows off the Flex mode on the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Another video by YouTuber Jimmy Is Promo highlights the Galaxy Z Fold 2’s Flex Mode, which Samsung hadn’t gone into that much detail on launch.
Update: Full review
While we await more information on the Galaxy Z Fold 2, a new review video in Chinese is already live, containing extensive comparisons with the original Galaxy Fold.
The presenter speaks in Chinese, and unless you do too, you won’t understand much of what is being spoken. But that’s okay since you can see the visual changes across the two generations of foldable. The review features a fair few shots of the phone open and closed, alongside that of the Galaxy Fold. The Flex Mode is also shown off again, detailing the Vlog-like usage that is made possible because of the dual displays.
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