You can already pre-order Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 for £1799 in the UK

You can already pre-order Samsung’s Galaxy Z Fold 2 for £1799 in the UK

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Update 1 (08/27/2020 @ 06:23 PM ET): Samsung UK has put the Galaxy Z Fold 2 up for pre-order on its website. Scroll to the bottom for more information. The original article, as published earlier today, is preserved below.

When the Galaxy Z Fold 2 launches later this year, it could cost €1999. At least, that’s according to a new report from Roland Quandt at WinFuture.de.

Announced earlier this month, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 is Samsung’s latest attempt at the foldable smartphone. When the first-generation Galaxy Fold originally launched, it was plagued by display issues that caused its general availability to be pushed back. The next-generation model looks to have addressed the flaws of the original.

For one, Samsung has opted to add a later of Ultra Thin Glass like on the Galaxy Z Flip. Samsung also expanded the outer display to a much-larger 6.23 inches, while the main display is now an expansive 7.59 inches. There’s also now a single hole punch cutout for a selfie camera instead of a long notch.

Some of the device’s other notable specs are the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus chip, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, 4,500mAh battery, and a triple-camera setup with a primary 12MP sensor. The device will also be the first with the Qualcomm FastConnect 6900 mobile connectivity subsystem. If the Z Fold 2 really is going to launch for €1999, consumers are at least getting the specs and design to match.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Forums

Although Samsung has tried to keep some mystery surrounding the Galaxy Z Fold 2, we’ve seen it out in the wild on more than one occasion, even recently appearing in a five minute review on YouTube.

Samsung opened up an online reservation system a few weeks ago without revealing the final retail price or even a release date. When the original Galaxy Fold launched last year, it cost $1,980 in the U.S. If WinFuture is to be believed, the Galaxy Z Fold 2 will launch at a comparable, if not lower, price. The publication has a stellar track record when it comes to leaks, but there’s always a chance that pricing information obtained from retailers before launch is inaccurate. We’ll know for sure on September 1st at 10:00AM EST, though, because that’s when Samsung will host “Unpacked Part 2” to unveil all the details of the new foldable device.

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 Specifications

SpecificationSamsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
Dimensions & Weight
  • Folded: 159.2 x 68 x 16.8 mm
  • Unfolded: 159.2 x 128.2 x 6.9 mm
  • 279g
Display
  • Outer Display:
    • 6.23″ HD+ Super AMOLED
    • 2,260 x 816 pixels
    • 25:9 aspect ratio
    • Infinity-O
    • 60Hz refresh rate
    • HDR10+ support
  • Inner Display:
    • 7.6″ FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED 2X
    • 2,208 x 1,768 pixels
    • 5:4 aspect ratio
    • Infinity-O
    • 120Hz refresh rate
    • Dynamic refresh rate
    • HDR10+ support
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus
RAM & Storage12GB LPDDR5 + 256GB
Battery & Charging
  • 4,500 mAh
  • 25W wired fast charging
  • 11W wireless charging
  • Reverse wireless charging
Fingerprint sensorSide-mounted fingerprint scanner
Rear Camera
  • Primary: 12MP, f/1.8, OIS
  • Secondary: 12MP, f/2.2, ultra-wide-angle
  • Tertiary: 12MP, f/2.4, telephoto
Front Camera
  • Folded: 10MP, f/2.2, fixed focus
  • Unfolded: 10MP, f/2.2, fixed focus
Other Features
  • Folding design
  • 5G: SA, NSA, mmWave
Android VersionAndroid 10 with One UI


Update 1: UK pre-order page confirms pricing and availability

Samsung UK put up a pre-order page for the Galaxy Z Fold 2 (via /u/luv1290), confirming the UK pricing will be £1,799.00 with shipments expected to happen by September 17th. That pricing roughly converts to ~€2009, which means the leaked €1999 European price is likely accurate. The listed UK price includes VAT of 20%, so the pre-tax price would be £1,499, or nearly $2000.

    Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2
    The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 is Samsung's second-generation foldable smartphone with a large inner display and fullscreen cover display.