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