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

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.

 

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Brandon's love of technology can be traced back to his childhood, when he would obsessively watch Back to the Future. Since then he's followed the industry and its many innovations, from handheld consoles to powerful smartphones. He's still waiting on a hoverboard.